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    Unions accused over taxpayers' cash

    A row has blown up between the TaxPayers' Alliance and some of the country's biggest trade unions after a report claimed unions were preparing to fight spending cuts and threaten strikes with "significant" funding at taxpayers' expense...

    Unions accused over taxpayers' cash - Yahoo! News UK

    IIRC, the figures quoted by the Taxpayers Alliance only cover local government. I read last year that there are entire departments in Whitehall that are staffed by union employees on the public payroll and more who are given free offices in central London.

    DFID are particularly bad for this. They handed a seven figure sum to the National Union of Trotskyists, err I mean National Union of Teachers for providing "empowerment consultancy".

    Don't even start me about the Union Modernisation Fund. Ten million quids worth of public money handed to the unions and 90% of it donated straight back to the Labour Party. If the Tories tried doing that with banks, Labour would be baying for blood.
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    Re: Unions accused over taxpayers' cash

    Trade unions shouldn't receive any money from public funds, period. They're there to represent workers, so it should be those same workers who pay for everything that the union does for them, both good and bad. If that was the case perhaps we'd see far less people wanting to rush into unthinking and ultimately destructive strike action.
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    Re: Unions accused over taxpayers' cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    A row has blown up between the TaxPayers' Alliance and some of the country's biggest trade unions after a report claimed unions were preparing to fight spending cuts and threaten strikes with "significant" funding at taxpayers' expense...

    Unions accused over taxpayers' cash - Yahoo! News UK

    IIRC, the figures quoted by the Taxpayers Alliance only cover local government. I read last year that there are entire departments in Whitehall that are staffed by union employees on the public payroll and more who are given free offices in central London.

    DFID are particularly bad for this. They handed a seven figure sum to the National Union of Trotskyists, err I mean National Union of Teachers for providing "empowerment consultancy".

    Don't even start me about the Union Modernisation Fund. Ten million quids worth of public money handed to the unions and 90% of it donated straight back to the Labour Party. If the Tories tried doing that with banks, Labour would be baying for blood.
    Yet more examples of profligacy by the last Labour government, Will we ever know the complete picture?

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