Wales TUC

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Wales TUC
Wales TUC logo.png
Full nameWales TUC
Native nameTUC Cymru
Members~ 400,000[1]
Key peopleMartin Mansfield, general secretary
Office locationCardiff, Wales
WebsiteWales TUC Twitter @walestuc

The Wales TUC (Welsh: TUC Cymru) is the co-ordinating body of trade unions in Wales. With over 50 affiliated unions as of 2016, the Wales TUC represents nearly 400,000 workers trade unionists.[1]


The Wales TUC is an integral part of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Great Britain, and was set up to ensure that the role of the TUC is effectively undertaken in Wales. The Wales TUC aims to work with, and make representations to, other Welsh organisations. A major role is to co-ordinate the trade union approach to the Welsh Assembly Government and ensure that the interests of Welsh trade unionists are properly represented in the whole range of National Assembly for Wales decision making. Wales TUC has responsibility over devolved matters in Wales. The General Secretary of the Wales TUC is Martin Mansfield (2009), who is based in the Cardiff office. Wales TUC develops policy on all devolved matters and others specific to Wales. Its General Council also oversees the implementation of UK wide or International matters agreed by the TUC's General Council.


In 1982, The Wales TUC established the Wales Co-operative Centre to provide business support to co-operatives and to help redundant workers during the 1980s recession. The Centre is now the largest co-operative development body in the UK.[2]


General Secretaries[edit]

1974: George Wright[3]
1984: David Jenkins[3]
2004: Felicity Williams[3]
2008: Martin Mansfield[4]


Year President Union
1974 Len Murray Trades Union Congress
1974 Dai Francis National Union of Mineworkers
1975 W. John Jones Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers
1976 D. Ivor Davies Mid Glamorgan Trades Councils
1977 Glyn Phillips National and Local Government Officers' Association
1978 Archie Kirkwood National Union of Railwaymen
1979 Sylvia Jones Mid Glamorgan Trades Councils
1980 John Griffiths Transport and General Workers' Union
1981 Les Paul Inland Revenue Staff Federation
1982 Jim Morris Clwyd Trades Councils
1983 Harry Harris GMB
1984 Bryn Davies Transport and General Workers' Union
1985 Jim Ryan West Glamorgan Trades Councils
1986 Lyn Tregonning Transport and General Workers' Union
1987 Ian Spence GMB
1988 Elwyn Morgan Mid Glamorgan Trades Councils
1989 George Wright Transport and General Workers' Union
1990 Idris Jones National and Local Government Officers' Association
1991 Kevin Crowley Inland Revenue Staff Federation
1992 Bob Hart National Union of Civil and Public Servants
1993 Brian John West Glamorgan Trades Councils
1994 Pat Phillips Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers
1995 Allan Garley GMB
1996 David White Unison
1997 Edwina Hart Banking, Insurance and Finance Union
1998 Denise Carter Wrexham Trades Union Council
1999 Alwyn Rowlands Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union
2000 Derek Gregory Unison
2001 Jim Hancock Transport and General Workers' Union
2002 Brian Curtis National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
2003 Ted Jenks Conwy Trades Council
2004 Margaret Hazell Amicus
2005 David Lewis Amicus
2006 John Burgham Transport and General Workers' Union
2007 Ruth Jones Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
2008 Vaughan Gething GMB
2009 Paul O'Shea Unison
2010 Sian Wiblin Public and Commercial Services Union
2011 Andy Richards Unite
2011 Amarjite Singh Communication Workers' Union
2013 David Evans National Union of Teachers
2015 Margaret Thomas Unison
2016 Mike Jenkins Unite
2018 Shavanah Taj Public and Commercial Services Union


  1. ^ a b "About the Wales TUC". Wales TUC Cymru. Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  2. ^ "Wales Co-operative Centre |". Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  3. ^ a b c Archives Wales, "Wales TUC Cymru Archives"
  4. ^ Trades Union Congress, "Wales TUC welcomes new General Secretary", 7 August 2008

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