RAIL union bosses behind strikes that cause misery for commuters get subsidised cars worth a total of £70,000.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash and his assistant Steve Hedley sanction scores of walkouts that cripple the rail network each year.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash sanctions scores of walkouts that cripple the rail network each year[/caption]
But both are unaffected by their own union action as they each get a £34,000 Toyota Prius as part of their pay deals.
Mr Cash’s total salary package is thought to be worth around £160,000 a year. It includes a £3,100 rail season ticket.
Mr Hedley, on around £105,000 a year, also gets a £2,500 season ticket.
Accounts also reveal that the RMT has assets of £18million in more than 60 banks, oil companies and financial institutions.
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The RMT confirmed the pair get a taxable benefit of around £3,700 a year from the cars.
Matthew Lesh, of think tank the Adam Smith Institute, said: “It’s disgraceful that when RMT members strike and leave passengers stranded, their most senior staff pop into a union-funded car.
“We must remember that, ultimately, the RMT’s jacked-up salary packages are paid for via higher train fares.”
RMT general secretary assistant Steve Hedley[/caption]
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