The article references the Metropolitan Police and TfL in particular, saying:
"The Metropolitan Police has the equivalent of 16 members of staff working full-time on trade union activities, with Transport for London having the equivalent of 34 staff."I did a quick search for the sizes of those organisations and, while the figures may be a little out of date, I suspect they're not horrendously wrong. Here's what I find illuminating:
- TfL had 17,735 staff members as of 2004 (source)
- The Metropolitan Police had 55,377 staff members as of January 2012 (source)
- TfL is less than a third the size of The Met.
- TfL has more than double the number of work-shirking, strike-planning leeches on the public purse. And that's excluding the cost of actual trade union action to businesses and consumers, not to mention the wasted time in delays this blog was set up to document.