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Sir Brendan Barber

Sir Brendan Barber was given an Award of Doctor of Science honoris causa by City in 2007.

Trades Union Congress (TUC)

The TUC is a federation of trade unions in the United Kingdom, representing the majority of the country's unions.

Sir Brendan was General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the United Kingdom from 2003 to 2012. He joined the TUC in 1975, rising through the ranks to Deputy General Secretary in 1993 before becoming General Secretary.

Barber achieved a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences at City in 1974 and was President of City University London Students' Union the following academic year.

He was knighted for services to employment relations in 2013.


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