Trade union facility time
Showing information on funding provided by the Council to meet statutory obligations.
In accordance with the government's data transparency principles the following information is published in relation to dedicated funding provided by the Council in order to meet the statutory obligation under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 to fund employees' paid time off work to undertake designated statutory trade union activities.
In accordance with the principles of the Local Government Transparency Code (2014) this published information indicates:
The number of employees (shown as head-count and FTE) for whom this funding is provided
The number of employees for whom this funding is provided and who spend at least 50% of their time on union duties
An estimate of spending on unions: calculated (as set out in the Code) as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary (median salary = 22,658)
Estimate of above expenditure as a percentage of the total pay bill: calculated (as set out in the Code) as the number of full-time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary (median salary = 22,658) divided by the total pay bill (£94.4m)
The above information will be updated annually in accordance with the relevant data transparency requirements.
Note - Other trade union representatives are not supported through dedicated facility funding. The Council's approach in this regard is, where reasonably practicable, to facilitate flexible working of contractual hours on an ad hoc basis to enable the representative to carry out any statutory trade union duties as and when agreed.
In relation to the above the following trade unions are recognised by the Council: UNISON, GMB, Unite, AEP and FBU.