Is this the end of tax payer funded union work?

Guido reports here http://order-order.com/2012/07/13/read-pilgrim-consultation-document/ that the consultation on tax payer funded unions has been launched.

Whilst appreciating the excellent work they do in supporting their staff, and whilst I do not agree with everything they say or do, I have never believed that we should fund their work.

As Guido reports, the Government is

“ seeking to review and rebalance the amount of paid time off provided to undertake trade union duties, and to review the level, frequency and cost of providing paid time off for trade union activities. This consultation covers all types of trade union representatives but does not seek to change the statutory basis for these duties and activities. We also wish to review the use of  facilities by trade union representatives e.g. telephones, photocopying and use of office accommodation, to ensure it is appropriate and represents value for money for the taxpayer.”

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