Unite AGS Gail Cartmail speaks outHajera Blagg, Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Unite assistant general secretary Gail Cartmail spoke today (August 6) on BBC Radio 4’s World at Oneprogramme in defence of check-off, a system by which union members have their dues automatically deducted from their salaries.
Now check-off is under threat, as the government announced proposals to put an end to check-off for public sector workers.
The move would mean that public sector workers would have to switch to paying their union dues via direct debit instead of the simple check-off process, which has been in place for decades and is still embraced by the private sector, including such large companies as British Airways and Rolls-Royce.
Listen to Cartmail using the link below. The story about the attacks on check-off begins at 27.55