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Britain's smartest trade union leaders?

Returning to the issue of 'modernisation' funding for trade unions paid out of the public purse by the Government, I have compared donations to the Labour Party with modernisation grants received.

Firstly, all unions falling in to both categories (donors and recipients):


Unite, the GMB and the CWU so dwarfed the others in the size of donations that I judged it worth highlighting the position of the smaller donors:


Had you ever heard of Community? Nor I... Note this: "Community is a British trade union representing workers in the clothing, textiles, footwear, steel and betting industries as well as workers with disabilities....Community supports the New Unionism project of the TUC, particularly the TUC organising academy. The first member to join the newly constituted union in 2004 was future British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown". I suppose Brown is in as a gambler....

Aslef and the RMT need no introdiction, while BWAFU is the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers' Union. The hitherto obscure Connect is 'the union for professionals in communications', apparently. And what very smart leadership it would appear to have, as it has given Labour £13,500 over the past two years, and - as if by magic - has received some £65,038.00 in modernisation funding.

Charting what a cynic might term return on investment...

...shows that Connect, the RMT and BWAFU all received a higher figure in 'modernisation' funding than the sums given to Labour in the last two years.

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