Why does the taxpayer fund union staff wages?
DID you know that taxpayers are paying £113 million a year to fund trade union activities in the civil service?
Take the Department for Work and Pensions. It has 272 staff working full-time for trade unions. The HMRC has 169 full-time staff.
Even Birmingham City Council has 70 full-time staff working for the unions.
No wonder trade unions can give millions of pounds to the Labour Party.
Don't forget the police. They have 200 full-time staff working for the unions. This amounts to many millions of pounds which should be used to benefit the people of this country.
I wonder how many more union staff work in different industries, which we have not heard about and how many more millions are lost.
Unions should pay for their staff, not the British taxpayer.
A R Stevenson