2018 trade union facility time reporting

Regulations came into force on 1 April 2017 requiring us to publish information on the time our recognised trade unions spend on facility time. 2017/18 is the first publication year and data must be published by 31 July each year. We recognise UCU, UNISON and GMB.

Facility time is defined as the provision of paid or unpaid time off from an employee’s normal role to undertake TU duties and activities as a TU representative. There is a statutory entitlement to reasonable paid time off for undertaking union duties.

The number of employees who were relevant union officials during the year was 18 (15.4 FTE).

The proportion spent by union officials on facility time:

0% of working hours: 13 representatives
1 to 50% of working hours: five representatives
51 to 99% of working hours: no representatives
100% of working hours: no representatives

834 hours were spent on paid facility time.

The percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time was 0.07%.

No hours were spent on paid trade union activities.

Information for staff

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