NUM branch with 4 members pays £80k per year to top officials
Revealed: how NUM pays officials bumper salaries as membership and assets dwindleBy Nick Fielding | 8 January 2013 | 1 Related piece
The truth is that in two or three years there will be no funds left
Denis Murphy, general secretary, NUM Northumberland
Derbyshire’s branch of the National Union of Mineworkers gave two officials annual pay packages of more than £80,000 each despite having only four members.
Exaro has established that the once-mighty National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is paying several officials bumper salaries despite dwindling membership, while reserves worth millions of pounds are being spent on “administrative expenses”.
Filings with the Certification Office, which regulates trade unions in the UK, reveal how the NUM has been reduced to a rump that spends little on services for members.
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