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Trade union facility time

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017. 

We are required to publish the number of employees who are union representatives, the names of unions represented and a basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill.

Facility Time is the provision of paid and unpaid time off from an employee’s normal role to undertake trade union duties and activities as a trade union representative. There is a statutory entitlement to reasonable paid time off for undertaking union duties (such as collective consultation or negotiation meetings, accompanying members at disciplinary or grievance meetings, Health & Safety / Learning representative duties and training). There is no such entitlement to paid time off for undertaking activities (such as union branch meetings or conferences).

We will publish this information in July 2022.

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We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the council changes.

Last updated 30 September 2021