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The top 30 union chiefs who earn over £150k

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The top 30 public sector union barons earned an average of more than £150,000 last year, research shows.

The highest paid union boss was Tim Roache, former general secretary of the GMB, who took home £288,000 in total pay, the TaxPayers’ Alliance found.

He left the union in July last year but will receive a payment of £80,000 for long-term service, a lump sum of £500,000, a car of your choice and an annual pension of £60,000.

The boss of the National Association of Head Teachers, Paul Whiteman, was the second highest paid, taking home £216,387.

The highest paid union boss was Tim Roache, former general secretary of the GMB, who took home £288,000 in total pay, the TaxPayers’ Alliance found.

A total of eight education unions shared £1,252,709 with each other. By comparison, Prime Minister Boris Johnson earns around £160,000.

Meanwhile, Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, received a total compensation of £167,229. Her gross salary alone (£112,395) was 22 times the average for someone with Universal Credit. Salary details were revealed as the TUC’s annual conference kicked off.

Miss O’Grady has criticized plans to end the temporary increase in Universal Credit and warned of a “class gap” between low and high earners.

The boss of the National Association of Head Teachers, Paul Whiteman, was the second highest paid, taking home £216,387

The boss of the National Association of Head Teachers, Paul Whiteman, was the second highest paid, taking home £216,387

The TaxPayers’ Alliance found that the average aggregate pay of the 30 union bosses at over £100,000 was £150,755 in 2020.

Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, received £167,229 in total compensation

Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, received £167,229 in total compensation

The total remuneration includes gross salary, employer’s contribution to national insurance schemes, pension contributions and other fringe benefits.

The public sector union with the highest workforce with total pay of over £100,000 was the Fire Brigade with four.

The British Medical Association, the National Education Union, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers and the Prison Officers’ Association each had two.

dr. Chaand Nagpaul, chairman and general secretary of the British Medical Association, received £203,633 in total compensation, an increase of 5 per cent. His salary alone (180,000 pounds) was more than six times what a foundation doctor working in the NHS earns.

John O’Connell, the chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “These red barons preach ruthless policies around wealth inequality and demand ever more taxes and spending, but sit comfortably as some of Britain’s biggest earners.”

dr.  Chaand Nagpaul, chairman and general secretary of the British Medical Association, received £203,633 in total compensation, an increase of 5 per cent.  His salary alone (£180,000) was more than six times what a foundation doctor working in the NHS earns

dr. Chaand Nagpaul, chairman and general secretary of the British Medical Association, received £203,633 in total compensation, an increase of 5 per cent. His salary alone (£180,000) was more than six times what a foundation doctor working in the NHS earns

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