Militant unions set for the chop.

Hot on the heels of tbg. Thursday revealing how the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox is to do his share of union bashing in Birmingahm comes the news today that Francis Maude is set to follow suit.

The Horsham MP and Cabinet Office Minister is set to call time on civil servants spending more than half of their paid time on union work.

He also wants to cap union spending in all departments and block promotion for union lefties.

A recent report showed that an astonishing 5,781 days were lost due to civil servants attending union conference last year.

Mr. Maude told tbg. this morning that - "For years under Labour there was insufficient monitoring of union activities."

"This is all going to change!"