A group of union leaders threatening to spark a summer of discontent in Britain are raking in six-figure pay deals – some four-times higher than the workers they are leading to the picket line – MailOnline can reveal.
Analysis shows how union chiefs are taking home staggering salaries, topped up with bumper benefit packages – including in some cases travel costs, personal cars and sizeable pension contributions.
Despite preaching ‘solidarity’ with working class people, some are earning upwards of £100,000-a-year – more than double the salary for an average UK worker.
And in some cases the pay deal is nearly four times the salaries of their workers, who ultimately voted for the strike but stand to lose vital income by not crossing the picket lines.
It comes as GMB union today announced BA check-in staff at Heathrow had voted for industrial action in a pay dispute that will result in summer holidays being ruined for thousands of families.