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.
The table below counts all employees that were union officials during 2019/20
|Description||Absolute number||Full time equivalent|
|Union representatives eg. general, learning and health and safety representatives||10||9.2|
|Percentage of working hours spent on facility time during 2018 / 19|
|0% of working hours||4 representatives|
|1 to 50% of working hours||5 representatives|
|51 - 99% of working hours||0 representatives|
|100% of working hours||1 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 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 time||0.1%|
|Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time||25.6%|