Union pays out record hardship cash

AOL Money Staff
Dave Prentis
Dave Prentis

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A welfare fund set up by a trade union to help members pay heating and other bills paid out a record £750,000 last year.

A "massive" increase was recorded in the number of applications for grants, with calls to help pay heating bills rising by almost 400%, Unison said.
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