Owen Tudor
Deputy General Secretary

Owen Tudor worked as a civil servant before gaining a philosophy, politics and economics degree from Oxford University and then worked in local government in the United Kingdom. He has been a member of the Fabian Society National Executive, and sat on the editorial board for the Labour Party’s journal New Socialist.

He was recruited off a union picket line to work for the TUC in 1984 working on youth, training, disability and social insurance issues before taking over health and safety, disability and industrial injury compensation in the mid-1990s. As well as founding the TUC’s weekly safety representatives bulletin Risks, he represented the TUC on the tripartite Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and Health and Safety Commission, as well as the Social Security Advisory Committee and the Civil Justice Council, of which he was a founder member. He sat on the board of the European Agency for Safety and Health in Bilbao and on the EU Advisory Committee on Safety and Health in Luxembourg.

In 2004 he became a member of the TUC senior management team as head of the European Union and International Relations Department, covering international solidarity, trade and migration policy, labour standards and global supply chains as well as Brexit. He has been a Director of the Ethical Trading Initiative, and was an alternate member of the ETUC and ITUC governing bodies. He is a former Director of the Occupational and Environmental Diseases Association, Trustee of the British Occupational Health Research Foundation and of the Royal National Institute for Deaf people (RNID), as well as the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. He is a member of the UK Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, the Advisory Council of the Foreign Policy Centre and the Politics without Borders Advisory Board.

His wife Sarah is a Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge University, and their son Charles is a chef.

He was elected as Deputy General Secretary of the ITUC in December 2018.