Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Further hypocrisy of union fat-cats

Transparency is a wonderful thing. Particularly when it is exposing the hypocrisy of the union bosses who are getting paid more than the Prime Minister. See the Taxpayers' Alliance analysis here

There is more to this hypocrisy however. On my recent trip to Vietnam I was surprised to see a delegation by 'UK labour unionists' - as they were described in the English language propaganda free-sheet - in Hanoi to discuss 'how to improve union capacity in labour negotiations'. Three of the union bosses mentioned as having met the top echelons of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour were from the RMT, UCATT and bizarrely the Musicians' Union. All are apparently important figures in the Trade Union Friends of Viet Nam; a UK based organisation behind this jolly. 

Bob Crow of the RMT attacked Transport for London yesterday saying: "We will take no lectures on pay restraint and job cuts while the top layers of TfL are so clearly awash with cash."

With thousands of families struggling to afford a summer holiday this year perhaps someone should give "Mr" Crow a lecture on trips to South East Asia instead then?

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