Siptu lost 8,600 members in 2013

Siptu, the union supporting staff in heated disputes at Aer Lingus and at Bausch and Lomb, lost more than €800,000 in contributions in 2013 as membership fell by 8,600 to 205,770, its latest accounts show.

8th June, 2014

Siptu, the union supporting staff in heated disputes at Aer Lingus and at Bausch and Lomb, lost more than €800,000 in contributions in 2013 as membership fell by 8,600 to 205,770, its latest accounts show.

Expenses on travel, meals and transport by the union’s 324 staff came in at €1.78 million or €5,400 per employee. There was also an outlay of €344,628 on new cars.

High membership attrition has been a pattern over several years. Membership contributions...

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