House of Lords
He took his seat in the House of Lords on 11 October 2010 and was made a life peer as Baron Monks of 'Blackley in the County of Greater Manchester. In 2000 he agreed to chair the Co-operative Commission reporting in 2001 with recommendations for the co-operative movement. Monks has also sat on numerous other bodies including Acas from 1979 until 1995.
John Stephen Monks Baron Monks (born 5 August 1945 in Manchester) is a member of the House of Lords and was the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the UK from 1993 until 2003 when he became the General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).