As trade unions threaten disruptive strikes, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) this morning reveals 37 trade union leaders took home pay packets of £100,000 or more.
The findings are part of the TPA's Trade Union Rich List, which details all Trade Union General Secretaries and Chief Executives whose total remuneration exceeded £100,000 in the financial year 2009-10.
- 37 trade union leaders took home pay packets of £100,000 or more
- Total pay of the union leaders earning over £100,000 was over £4.6 million in 2009-10 (up 5.4 per cent from under £4.4 million in 2008-09 for the leaders of the same unions)
- Remuneration (09-10) for leaders of big public sector unions that are launching strikes or have threatened to do so recently:
Matthew Sinclair, Director, The TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"Trade unions leaders are fighting necessary spending cuts and plan disruptive strikes that are against the public interest. These union fat cats 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. Worse still, the union coffers that their pay comes from are boosted by millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, which makes it easier for them to offer these generous pay packets."