Trade union facility time

There is a statutory requirement on the council to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and costs of trade union facility time.

Unions represented

  • Unison
  • GMB


The table below counts all employees that were union officials during 2018 / 19: 

DescriptionAbsolute numberFull time equivalent
Union representatives eg general, learning, and health and safety representatives109.7
Percentage of working hours spent on facility time during 2018 / 19
0% of working hours5 representatives
1 to 50% of working hours5 representatives
51 - 99% of working hours0 representatives
100% of working hours0 representatives
Cost of Trade Union Facility Time  during April 2018 and March 2019
Total Pay Bill£11,729,592
Total cost of trade union facility  time£6,304.81
Percentage of the council's total pay bill spent on trade union facility time0.05%
Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time50.45%


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