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Kay Carberry

Kay Carberry, Assistant General Secretary, TUC

Kay Carberry is Assistant General Secretary of the TUC, having previously been the first head of the TUC’s Equal Rights Department, set up in 1988. She is responsible for the TUC’s internal management, including finance, human resources and planning. She also oversees work on a number of public policy issues, including pensions and equality.

Before joining the TUC in 1979 as a policy officer, she worked as a policy assistant for the National Union of Teachers.

During her career at the TUC, Kay has worked across a range of policy areas and has served on a number of government advisory bodies on equality, education, training and employment. She was a member of the Work and Parents Task Group that designed the right to request flexible working; a member of the Women and Work Commission and a Commissioner of the Equal Opportunities Commission, where she chaired the Legal Committee. She is currently a Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Kay is a Trustee of One Parent Families, the People’s History Museum and the Work Foundation.

Kay was awarded the CBE in 2007 for services to employment relations.


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