Union leaders the world over treat their members with contempt, troughing it up off of the back of their dues. We have seen the dodgy ratbags hauled before the corruption commission in Australia and now in the UK the largesse of greedy fat cat union bosses is exposed.
Union leaders have enjoyed pay rises of up to 60% and £90,000 “golden-goodbyes” while their members are struggling to cope with rising living costs and pay freezes, according to official accounts.
Official accounts that unions dodge filing properly in New Zealand.
Financial statements published by the Trade Union Certification Office show that almost 40 union leaders have received six-figure pay packages in the past year, including one union leader who received £230,000.
Richard Bacon, a Conservative member of the Public Accounts Committee, said: “Trade union leaders have always looked after themselves extremely well, I don’t think it should be a surprise to anyone.
“These are tough times for everyone at the moment. The trade unions, as representatives of many working people, should know that as well as anyone.”
Paul Noon, the highest paid union leader, received £231,585 shortly before stepping down as the General Secretary of Prospect. Read more »