Daily Archives: July 10, 2009

Jim Pickard

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has revealed a sharp drop in global membership after discovering a quarter of a million “ghosts” who did not in fact belong to the organisation.

The group has reported a fall in its membership from 1.95m to 1.64m, equivalent to a drop of 310,000, in its annual report published this week. It later clarified this as mainly a “tidying-up exercise” as officials excised the names of former members who had left or died years earlier. Read more

Jim Pickard

Simon Jenkins has some interesting thoughts on the News of the World hacking story

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