Help us challenge taxpayer funding for trade union staff

August 11, 2011 2:43 PM

Last year we revealed that nearly 2,500 full time equivalent staff in the public sector are working for the trade unions, at taxpayers' expense.  Since then the Guido Fawkes blog has looked into some of the individual cases and found that many are spending their time fighting political battles.  There are lots of examples in this archive.  We are updating our research at the moment but you can help us challenge this waste of money by writing to your local council now. 

Unfortunately, the complication is that there isn't a single time when you can do that.  As a result, there are three steps you need to take:

Look up when you can write to the District Auditor

All of the information we have about when that is possible, for different councils, is in the spreadsheet below along with details of how to contact them:

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Write a letter

Just substitute the details for your council in the letter below, then send it to the address in the spreadsheet above.

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Let us know how you get on

If you get any feedback we would love to see it.  You can send it to

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