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An excellent piece of research this morning from the TaxPayers' Alliance – the Trade Union Rich List.

The TPA have identified no fewer than 38 general secretaries and chief executives of trade unions whose annual remuneration package is in excess of £100,000 and highlight in particular those from public sector unions who are threatening strikes over the Government's proposed spending cuts:

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Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, is scathing about their hypocrisy:

"It is hypocritical for firebrand trade union leaders to be calling for strikes and higher taxes while they themselves live a life of well-paid luxury. It is small wonder that they aren't worried about the tax burden or the national debt when they are so well-off, but it is ordinary, over-stretched taxpayers who will suffer if they get their way. Their bluster should be ignored, and the Government should stop pouring taxpayers' money into union coffers, as they clearly have more than enough cash already."

Click here to download the full TPA dossier.

Jonathan Isaby

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