Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Shocker!

We negotiate on your behalf with employers and the UK and European Governments to get you a fair deal at work.
That’s the stated aim of ‘Unite’, the biggest UK union.
The leader of Britain's biggest union demanded almost £100,000 compensation to move out of his grace-and-favour home, it was claimed yesterday.
Said money to come out of his members dues, naturally…
Tony Woodley, the £76,000-a-year joint general secretary of Unite, pays just £200 a month for the two-bedroom apartment near Elephant and Castle, in South London.
In other words, Unite members, you’re funding the personal London crashpad for your leader. Hope you feel his services are worth it!
According to the Sunday Mirror, Mr Woodley, whose family home in Merseyside is worth at least £350,000, refused to relocate despite being offered £20,000 to move out last June.
Last night critics said he was behaving like a City 'fat cat'.
I guess those critics never read ‘Animal Farm’ at school…

4 comments:

John M Ward said...

Oh, I am aware of instances of Union officers doing very nicely out of tax-payers' money as well.

How about one paid for a job he doesn't do at all, because he spends his entire time on Union duties, yet managed to then get a car provided because he would have needed one if he had been doing his official work.

That's just one glaring example of which I have personal knowledge...

JuliaM said...

And yet, the members never seem to object to this! Incredible....

Rob said...

He's not behaving like a 'city fat cat', he is behaving like a MP.

Anonymous said...

If his negotiating skills aren't good enough to get him a few perks like that, then he isn't worth employing in that job.

Elementary.

OOPS! There was I talking like he was in favour of the free market, or something.