Pat Turner (trade unionist)

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Patricia Turner OBE (14 May 1927 – 22 July 2000) was a British trade unionist.

Turner studied at the London School of Economics before becoming a lecturer in industrial sociology. In 1969, she became a consultant for the Manpower and Productivity Service, then she was appointed as the Senior Industrial Relations officer of the Commission on Industrial Relations. In 1971, she became the National Woman Officer of the General and Municipal Workers' Union (GMWU), also joining the executive council of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU), and the Engineering Industry Training Board.[1]

From 1973, Turner served on the executive of the Women's National Commission, and in 1976 she joined the Central Arbitration Committee. Around this time, she became National Industrial Officer of the GMWU, and in 1981, she was elected to the General Council of the Trades Union Congress. That year, she was also made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. In 1982/83, she was President of the CSEU, from 1985 she served on the Equal Opportunities Commission and from 1987 on the Employment Appeal Tribunal.[1]

Turner retired from her trade union posts in 1989, but remained in several of her other posts, standing down from the last one in 1998.[1]

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Trade union offices
Preceded by
Marian Veitch
National Women's Officer of the General and Municipal Workers' Union
1971 – 1989
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gerry Eastwood
President of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions
1982 – 1983
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
John Edmonds
National Industrial Officer of the General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union
1986 – 1989
Succeeded by
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