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TRADES UNION OFFICIALS PAID FOR FROM THE PUBLIC PURSE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1799: tabled on 12 May 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the existence of full-time Trades Union officials whose salaries are paid by the taxpayer; further notes that such officials have been termed `Pilgrims' by the media in reference to Jane Pilgrim from UNISON, who criticised the Government whilst claiming to be a nurse, although it was subsequently shown that she did not practise, but instead claimed an NHS salary to work for UNISON; believes that this practice is deplorable; further notes that it is not known how many Pilgrims there are in Britain; further believes that each one deprives the taxpayer of valuable frontline services; and resolves to continue to work towards a ban on Trades Union Pilgrims.