Doug McAvoy

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Doug McAvoy (born 1939) is a retired British trade union leader. He was General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers from 1989 to 2004.

A teacher, McAvoy was secretary of Newcastle-upon-Tyne NUT and became a member of the National Executive of the Union in 1970. He was appointed Deputy General-Secretary designate in 1974, a post he held until 1989 when he became the first directly elected General Secretary in 1989.[1]

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Trade union offices
Preceded by
Fred Jarvis
Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
1974–1989
Succeeded by
Mary Hufford
Preceded by
Fred Jarvis
General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
1989–2004
Succeeded by
Steve Sinnott