We have previously highlighted how the mainstream trade Unions have allowed themselves to become part of the big business system. Approx 54 Trade Unions still remain members of the British TUC, out of 164 registered Trade Union.
We ask you to consider: How can Trade Unions and the British TUC take on big business fat cats when they are reported to be earning more than the UK Prime Minister themselves?
Just think how many membership subscriptions go on just one person’s salary?
We urge you to ask your friends, colleagues and family to join a Trade Union that is not affiliated to the British TUC and that gives you this commitment:
“That its General Secretary will never become a Fat Cat Trade Union boss. Your subscriptions are about protecting your employment rights.”
Forty-five trade union fat cats earned £100,000 or MORE last year
FORTY-FIVE trade union fat cats earned £100,000 or more last year, according to research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance.
PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Sep 10, 2017
It has put together a Trade Union Rich List to coincide with this weekend’s TUC conference.
The six-figure salaries place union bosses comfortably within the category of “wealthy” defined by shadow chancellor John McDonnell as those earning more than £80,000 a year.
Being among the top five per cent of earners in the UK, they would face a new 50 per cent income tax levy if Labour came to power.
Top of the rich list are GMB bosses Paul Kenny and Tim Roache, who shared earnings of £263,000 last year.
Five earned more than the Prime Minister, who is paid £150,402 a year.
These union bosses claim to speak for workers
They are Larry Broderick, general secretary of the Financial Services Union (£164,723), former National Association of Head Teachers boss Russell Hobby (£161,548), John Smith, of the Musicians’ Union (£155,728), Tim Poil, of the Nationwide Group Staff Union (£153,055) and TUC chief Frances O’Grady (£152,365). Stephen Cotton, head of the International Transport Workers Federation earned £149,005, Royal College of Midwives boss Cathy Warwick was paid £147,139, Karen Middleton, of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, earned £140,670 while Community’s Roy Rickhuss was paid £140,474.
The deputy general secretary of the Prison Officers Association, Andy Darken, ranked bottom of the list on £100,014, which is £72,414 higher than the average UK salary of £27,600.
Mick Cash, boss of the RMT union which staged the recent Southern rail strikes, was paid £137,349.
Chloe Wesley, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “These union bosses claim to speak for workers but it looks hypocritical when they take home whopping salaries at the same time as they criticise high pay elsewhere.”