The six figure salaries of Trade Union bosses were revealed in the wake of mass walk-out threats protesting against spending cuts and strikes over pension reform plans.
Unions receive substantial subsidies at taxpayers’ expense. £18.3 million was received in direct payments from public sector organisations and £67.5 million in staff time in 2009-10. 2,493 full time equivalent public sector employees working for trade unions. This could indirectly support executive pay.
These Trade Union figures might be familiar from speeches railing against public spending cuts.
Their financial renumeration is less familiar...