Doug McAvoy

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Not to be confused with Doug McAvoy (footballer).

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Jarvis
General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers
1989–2004
Succeeded by
Steve Sinnott