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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