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Sunday, 4 July 2010

The irony of Union leaders calling for strike action

Earlier in the week the Taxpayer's Alliance released the salaries of 38 Union leaders accusing them of hypocrisy when shouting out about public sector cuts and the unions retaliated saying the Taxpayers' Alliance was "a secretive, self-appointed, right-wing front" that stood up for the rich.

The RMT in their typical tradition just launched a personal scathing attack on the Taxpayer's Alliance.
A spokesman for the RMT said the Taxpayers' Alliance should publish its own accounts.

"Their chief officer, who has launched this laughable attack on the trade union movement, has never been elected by anyone in his life," he said.

"They wouldn't understand the concept of internal democracy if it bit them on the backside.

"The Taxpayers' Alliance is nothing more than a secretive, self-appointed, right-wing front and why anyone takes them seriously is a total mystery."
Ignoring the RMT attack, looking at a slightly different angle which is an argument I have had for years, it isn't the level of their salaries I am angry with, it is the fact that if one of their members is on strike, they don't get paid. 

However, the Union leader still claims their salary and this has been going on for years and years, it is in fact why I stood down as a NALGO shop steward as I was at the tender age of 17 and 18.

Ironic or hypocritical?

Why do they not lead by example and perhaps when their members are on strike they donate their day's wages to a charity?

Perhaps then no-one would begrudge the Union Leaders their large salaries.

Oh, Mr Crow if you stopped threatening strikes every five minutes for no real reason then the general public may not treat you with such contempt, just saying.

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