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Title: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: optout on 31-07-18, 12:38AM
check out page 11 and lets have those comments

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721044/382T_2017.pdf
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: Happy Days on 31-07-18, 02:23PM
How much. Unbelievable, he even gets double what I earn just paid into his pension. The percentage is a lot more than we receive. I am alright jack. You peasants just about managing can kiss my buttocks. I am being nice. I could have used more industrial language.
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: chris9997 on 31-07-18, 06:19PM
Is it really £15 m spent on wages and under £600000 spent on member benefits
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: penguin on 31-07-18, 06:49PM
Absolute disgrace, USDAW aint a union its a gravy train crossed with a nodding dog that nods to whatever tune Tesco tells it to.
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: OvaSees on 31-07-18, 07:32PM
For the second year running - it's interesting that the General Secretary of USDAW (an organisation which supports the 'Robin Hood Tax' which aims to obtain more tax revenue to prop up the NHS and tackle climate change) didn't voluntarily pay more than the basic amount of NI contributions and chose to take a CO2 producing company funded car at an annual value greater than those NI contributions... hmmmm, hypocrite much?

It says much about USDAW (and confirms a widely held opinion on here) that they spent;-
£1000 on Balloting members and more than £3M on 'Stationery, printing, postage etc.' (in the digital age?);
More than £600k on travel whilst making £43k on motor vehicles;
£1.5M on 'Recruitment and Development' - of whom?

Yet they claim to stand for (in their own words) "To maintain effective administration, financial and organisational systems to achieve efficiency and value for money in the delivery of systems to members".

They're having a party at members' expense.
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: OvaSees on 31-07-18, 07:53PM
Is it really £15 m spent on wages
It's more than £20M, around 50% of what it's members pay them.
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: Mr Grumpy on 01-08-18, 02:49PM
Absolute disgrace, USDAW aint a union its a gravy train crossed with a nodding dog that nods to whatever tune Tesco tells it to.

From my experience the majority of people working for the union are either enjoying the party to much to notice or are to busy feathering their own nests to do anything constructive about the treatment of its members...  >:(
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: Wearethehearts on 01-08-18, 03:57PM
no one that is employed by usdaw wants to rock the boat, not while the gravy train is rolling along nicely, thats why they dont oppose anything openly and play lip service to Tesco, even when they do object they dont tell anyone because we may want more than Pauline having a strongly put word with her tesco masters, which could cost money ,

 but with a few far left members on executive commitees it will be interesting to see if the infighting will start, between the lets just keeps the status quo like the recently retired GS and the lets really make changes for the better incoming folk
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: Flatout on 02-08-18, 07:41AM
In times of old some of your union subs would go to a pot to help out the members if they ever went on strike, as Usdaw have given away the right to strike they have to spend this money on something else. Seems like it's on their wages and fat pension
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: Equalizer87 on 02-08-18, 08:14AM
Why is everyone so 'shocked' that Union is like this? We've known it for years that's it's just cash cow for those living it large, just goes to show how many have buried their heads in the sand.

The Union has been nothing more than a hoover for your hard earned cash, whilst selling you down the river at the same time.

Wake up and get out.
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: lackofinterest on 02-08-18, 03:45PM
 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: Usdaw Annual returns for 2017
Post by: CoffeeGate on 07-08-18, 03:20PM
Is anyone actually surprised though?