Trade Union Facility Time

Local authorities must publish the following information on trade union facility time in accordance with the Facility Time Publication Requirement Regulations 2017:

1. Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives) for recognised trade Unions, GMB and Unison

Headcount of TU Reps: 5 (as a FTE = 5)

2. Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties.

Total number who devote 0% of their time to union duties: 0

Total number who devote 1%-50% of time to union duties: 5

Total number who devote 51%-99% of time to union duties: 0

Total number who devote 100% of time to union duties: 0

3. Total amount cost of facility time (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary) and percentage of total pay bill.

Estimate of spending on unions: £10,556

Total pay bill: £9,992,586.85

Percentage of total pay bill: 0.11%

4. Percentage of paid time spent on trade union activities as a percentage of the total paid facility time

Percentage of facility time used to undertake Union activities: 6.78%