Thursday, 6 August 2015

Conservatives to ban union fee payments through payroll

The Government is to amend the new Trade Union Bill to ban union membership fees being collected directly by any public sector employer through their payroll department. Union members will have to set up direct debits or write cheques to continue their membership. Unions fear this could cost them millions. A trial of the scheme in some Whitehall departments led to the PCS union selling its building at Clapham Junction to plug a shortfall in fees. Jonathan Isaby, the chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, welcomed the government proposal, saying: "It is simply not the business of public sector employers to be processing the union dues of their staff, and it is shocking how many bodies have been providing this service at absolutely no cost to the unions.”    The Times,    

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