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Trade Union Facility Time

    As part of the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, public sector organisations have a legal responsibility to publish data on the annual amount and cost of facility time. For the period 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019, this information can be found below:

    Relevant Union Officials 

    Stafford Borough Council recognises the following trade unions: UNISON and GMB(MPO) and can have representatives for all.
    The total number of employees who are trade union representatives is as follows:

    •  UNISON - 4 Persons (4 Full Time Equivalents)
    • GMB(MPO) – 3 Persons (3 Full Time Equivalents)

    All union representatives work on union duties as required, there are no full time union officials within the Council.

    Percentage of time spent on facility time 

    Percentage of time Number of Employees
     0%  0
     1-50%  7
     51-99%  0
     100%  0

     

    Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time 

    The table below states the percentage of the total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period.

      Figures
    The total cost of facility time  £2,472.60
    The total pay bill 
    (this is the total gross amount spent on wages plus total pension and NI contributions during the relevant period)
     £7,506,277.77
    The percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as (total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 100  0.03%


    Paid trade union activities 

    As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, below are the hours 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  77.7%


     

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