Trade union facility time

There is a statutory requirement on the council to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and costs of trade union facility time.

Unions represented

  • Unison
  • GMB

Representation

The table below counts all employees that were union officials during 2019/20

Table showing count of all employees that were union officials during 2019/20
DescriptionAbsolute numberFull time equivalent
Union representatives eg. general, learning and health and safety representatives109.2

 

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time during 2019/20
Percentage of working hours spent on facility time during 2018 / 19
0% of working hours4 representatives
1 to 50% of working hours5 representatives
51 - 99% of working hours0 representatives
100% of working hours1 representative *

* The council engaged one member of staff to provide focused support to union duties on a part-time, temporary basis for part of the year. 

Cost of trade union facility time between April 2019 and March 2020
Cost of trade union facility time  during April 2019 and March 2020
Total Pay Bill£11,166,507
Total cost of trade union facility  time£11,478
Percentage of the council's total pay bill spent on trade union facility time0.1%
Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time25.6%

 

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