Teaching union bosses who hit out over free school meals get £1,000-a-year lunch voucher
HIGHLY-PAID teaching union barons who hit out over free school meals get a £1,000-a-year lunch voucher.
Chiefs at the National Education Union offer the perk — even for those on bumper pay deals.
Kevin Courtney whose package is worth £93,658 is entitled to get a £1,000-a-year lunch voucher[/caption]
Dr Mary Bousted is on a total package worth a whopping £101,806[/caption]
All staff at the trade union are entitled to it, including Dr Mary Bousted on a total package worth £101,806 and joint-leader Kevin Courtney, whose package is worth £93,658.
A new recruit who will be appointed Deputy General Secretary on £86,970 will also be given the £1,035 allowance.
But Tory MP and ex-teacher William Wragg, a former member of the NEU, last night said: “It’s slightly bizarre in light of recent criticism to be offering free lunches.”
Football star Marcus Rashford with his mum at a food charity in Manchester[/caption]
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The Government had received criticism over its refusal after a campaign by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford.
But last weekend, Rashford welcomed a Government U-turn as £170million was made available to provide free meals to disadvantaged children during the holidays.
A spokesman for the NEU said it “makes no apologies for providing good conditions of service to its employees”.
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