VIVA FIDEL! Boss of Unite Jetted off on a Junket to Cuba for May Day Celebrations - Paid for by the Union Which Opposes Civil Service Pay Deal
Byline: John Lee and Michael O'Farrell
THE Irish head of the trade union Unite, which has urged its members to oppose the civil service pay deal, spent the May bank holiday weekend on a junket to Cuba paid for by the union.
The official, Irish regional secretary Jimmy Kelly, confirmed to the Irish Mail on Sunday that he travelled at the expense of his union and insisted that the week-long trip was not a junket, but work.
Mr Kelly: 'We were meeting Government officials and that sort of thing. I was actually working on behalf of the union out there.' He was accompanied by seven other Unite officials, most of whom work for the ESB, and who insist they paid for …
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Publication information: Article title: VIVA FIDEL! Boss of Unite Jetted off on a Junket to Cuba for May Day Celebrations - Paid for by the Union Which Opposes Civil Service Pay Deal. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: May 16, 2010. Page number: 14. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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