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Trade union facility time reporting

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017 which require relevant public sector employers to publish specified information related to facility time provided to trade union officials in respect of the period 1 April to 31 March.

Under the regulations, we're required to publish the following information in relation to trade union officials and facility time.

Report for 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Relevant union officials (corporate)

The total number of our employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period: 6

Full-time equivalent employee number: 1.6

Relevant union officials (schools)

The total number of our employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.

Note: These officials are not directly employed by us, but are funded through schools’ de-delegation.

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period: 6

Full-time equivalent employee number: 1.25

Percentage of time spent on facility time (corporate)

How many of our employees, who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period, spent: 0%, 1% to 50%, 51% to 99% or 100% of their working hours on facility time.

  • 0% - 0
  • 1% to 50% - 5
  • 51% to 99% - 0 
  • 100% - 1

Percentage of time spent on facility time (schools)

How many of our employees, who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period, spent: 0%, 1% to 50%, 51% to 99% or 100% of their working hours on facility time.

  • 0% - 0
  • 1% to 50% - 5
  • 51% to 99% - 1
  • 100% - 0

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time (corporate)

0.05% (Cost of facilities time divided by total pay bill) multiplied by 100.

Calculation: (£42,997 divided by £95,191,099) multiplied by 100 equals 0.05%.

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time (schools)

0.05% (Cost of facilities time divided by total pay bill) multiplied by 100.

Calculation: (£40,107 divided by £75,595,513) multiplied 100 equals 0.05%.

Paid trade union activities (corporate)

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?

0% (Total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period divided by total paid facility time hours) multiplied by 100.

Paid trade union activities (schools)

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?

0% (Total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period divided by total paid facility time hours) multiplied by 100.