The TPA have just issued the latest figures for full time employees working on union business but paid by the taxpayers. HMRCs total is 222 people at a cost of £6,000,000. http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/unionfunding.pdf?utm_source=MailingList... The overall cost of employing union officials is £86 million (2,500 employees). If they want to work for the union, let the union pay them.