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Trade Union Facility Time

Background

The Trade Union Act 2016 introduced a requirement for public sector employers to publish certain information annually in respect of facility time.  The regulations came into force on 1st April 2017.
The first publication is to be published by 31 July 2018 for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.  In line with the regulations, facility time information will be published annually using the same period (1 April – 31 March).

Trade Union Facility Time Publication Requirements

Period 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018

Table 1 - Relevant Trade Union Officials

No of employees who were relevant trade union officialsFTE Employee no.
33

Table 2 - Percentage of time spent on facility time

% of timeNumber of employees
0% 
1-50%3
51-99% 
100% 

Table 3 - Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

 C
 Total Time Cost
Rep 12005.54
Rep 21920.91
Rep 3216.51
 4142.96
DEF
Total Cost of Facility TimeTotal Pay Bill% of Pay Bill
on Facility Time
4142.9610,180,693.610.04

Table 4 - Paid trade union Activities

G
Time spent on paid trade union activities as % of paid facility time hours
B/D x 100
4.42
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16-18
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19+ Adult
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Higher Education
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Employers
employers