|Assistant General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (2013-16) |
Deputy General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (2016-present)
|Assumed office |
Serving with Kay Carberry (2013-16)
|General Secretary||Frances O'Grady|
|Born||May 1972 (age 47)|
Bebington, Wirral, England
Born in Bebington on the Wirral, Nowak started work at Asda at the age of seventeen, and immediately joined a union. He became Vice President of the Wirral Trades Union Council at the age of nineteen – the youngest person ever to hold the post.
Taking posts in a variety of unions, Nowak has been an activist in the Communication Workers Union, GMB Union and Unison. In 1998, he was active in the Banking Insurance and Finance Union, when was one of the first students at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Organising Academy.
Nowak later worked for the TUC, as regional secretary of the Northern TUC, and then as head of its organising department. He also served on the board of Acas. In February 2013, he was appointed joint Assistant General Secretary of the TUC, and in February 2016, he was promoted to become Deputy General Secretary.
- Eleanor Barlow, "Wirral man Paul Nowak appointed assistant general secretary of the Trades Union Congress", Liverpool Echo, 26 February 2013
- Pete Murray, "TUC appoints senior organiser to new top job Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine", Union News, 13 February 2013
- "Paul Nowak, Assistant General Secretary", Trades Union Congress
- Trades Union Congress, "Paul Nowak appointed TUC Deputy General Secretary", 25 February 2016
|Trade union offices|
| Assistant General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress
With: Kay Carberry
| Deputy General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress