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Trade Union Facility Time



Facility Time is the provision of paid or unpaid time off from an employee’s normal role to undertake TU duties and activities as a TU representative. The information below is for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. This will be update on an annual basis in July each year.

Relevant union officials

The total number of 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 
28 27

Percentage of time spent on facility time

The number of employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period who 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% 5
1 - 50% 22
51% - 99% 0
100% 1

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time 

The total cost of facility time £90,913
The total pay bill £116,313,332

The percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as:

(total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 100

0.08%

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

1.55%



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