Union Facility Time Reporting

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/328) implement the requirement introduced by the Trade Union Act 2016 for specified public-sector employers to report annually on paid time off provided to trade union representatives for trade union duties and activities. 

Table 1

Relevant union officials

What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period Full-time equivalent employee number
14 11.22

Table 2

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
0% 0
1-50% 14
51%-99% 0
100% 0

Table 3

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.

First Column Figures
Provide the total cost of facility time 2080 hours at an average of £20.73/hour = £43,118
Provide the total pay bill £18,818,032.
Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as:
(total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 100
0.23%

Table 4

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?

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours calculated as:
(total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period ÷ total paid facility time hours) x 100
(1838/2080)*100 = 88%