General Secretary

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General Secretary - (noun)


The general secretary of a trade union is the chief permanent officer of a trade union. He or she is usually responsible, among other things, for implementing the policy and decisions of the trade union congress.


Source: Adapted from the websites of the TUC and IndustriALL.
Example of Use: Frances O’Grady is the first woman to hold the position of General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress.