The Trade Union (facility time publication requirements) Regulations 2017 came in to force on 1 April 2017. In line with regulation, all employers must publish information on facility time, which is agreed time off from an individual’s job to carry out a trade union role on an annual basis.
The Trust has worked closely with our staff side Trade Union colleagues who have been providing this information on a quarterly basis.
This report details North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust’s position in accordance with the new legislation in order for this information to be published on the Trust’s website by 31st July 2019.
The information relates to four points:
- Relevant Trade Union Officials
- Percentage of time spent on facility time
- Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
- Total paid facility time spent on paid trade union activities
Reported Trade Union Facility Time (1 April 2019–31 March 2020)
Relevant union officials
What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?
|Trade union representatives||4|
|Full-time equivalent (FTE) trade union representatives||1.5|
Percentage of time spent on facility time
How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent: a) 0%, b) 1%-50%, c) 51%-99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?
|Percentage of Time||Number of Employees|
Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
Provide the figures requested in the first column of the table below to determine the percentage of your total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period.
|Total pay bill||£64,144|
|Total cost of facility time||£57,735|
|Percentage of pay spent on facility time||0.09%|
Total paid facility time spent on paid trade union activities
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?
|Hours spent on paid facility time||2,896|
|Hours spent on paid trade union activities||203|
|Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities||7.01%|
JNCC are asked to note and confirm the reported position as detailed in section 2.