Monday, 21 November 2016

Union Bosses

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The Pulse Today web site carried an intriguing article recently on the salaries of the bosses at the top of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) north and south of the border.

Now these figures seem like the kind of salaries paid at the BBC, but who knows maybe the top brass are actually worth the huge amounts of money they're getting paid by their members.

Nice work if you can get it - even more so if some of the dosh is paid in a lump sum before leaving the stage.

An analysis of the MDOs’ accounts has revealed that pay packets of the top executives have been increasing while the fees have gone up. Pulse has found:
  • MDU chief executive Dr Christine Tomkins earned £926,000 in 2015, including benefits, a 31% pay rise from £702,000 in 2014, compared with Stevens’s 2015 pay package of around £190,000. 
  • The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS), paid its highest earning executive £786,000 in 2014, up 45% from £432,000 paid to the organisation’s CEO in 2013. Executive pay figures for 2015 are yet to be released. 
  • Meanwhile, Simon Kayll, chief executive of the Medical Protection Society (MPS), was paid £436,000 in 2015, up from £385,000 in 2014. Total director pay costs at the MPS increased by 35% from £994,000 to £1.34 million since 2012.