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`The EU has around 55,000 employees who enjoy large salaries, hefty expense accounts and huge pensions. EU employees are exempt from income tax (or any other form of tax) and enjoy more holidays than schoolteachers.
EU officials can earn between £104,000 and £185,000 a year and have three months holiday. They are given an extra 24 days off work every year if they put in an extra 45 minutes at the office (although this can be spent chatting or surfing the Web). They also get seven days of public holidays and an additional 11 non-working days when the EU offices are closed at Christmas. A union representative, explaining the long holidays, said that `the principle of recuperation needs to be consolidated’.
Diplomats working in the EU foreign service are entitled to 17 weeks holiday a year. They are also entitled to two weeks off for `professional training’. Diplomats working in the 30 EU delegations in the Far East, Asia and Africa are also entitled to another four or five weeks off work. If they have to travel they are entitled to two days travelling time and paid business class tickets for themselves and their families. Their accommodation is free of charge and their extraordinary high salaries are paid largely tax free.
Finally, European Commission officials each take, on average, triple the number of sick days that British private sector workers take and twice the number of sick days that public sector workers take.
It doesn’t seem to be an exaggeration to say that some EU staff members must be away from their offices more than they are in them.’
Adapted from The EU: The Truth About the Fourth Reich by Daniel J Beddowes and Flavio Cipollini.
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Copyright Vernon Coleman October 24th 2019