Trade Union Facility Time
By law, trade union representatives are entitled to reasonable paid time off from their regular job to enable them to perform their union duties and to undertake relevant training. Trade union members, including representatives, may also ask for unpaid time off to undertake activities. Together, these arrangements constitute facility time.
Schools have to publish information on their website regarding the amount of facility time taken each year by staff who are union officials.
We are required to publish, for each relevant period, the answers to the following questions and requests for information, using the form indicated in Schedule 2 of the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.
The ‘relevant period’ refers to 1 April to 31 March in the previous year, which is the period for which data is collected and published.
Number of employees who are union officials.
What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?
Three employees of Gascoigne Primary School were union officials between the period of 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021.
Union officials working hours
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?
Three employees of Gascoigne Primary School spent 0% of their hours on facility time between the period of 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021.
Cost of facility time
Provide the figures for the total cost of facility time and the total pay bill, 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.
The percentage of the total pay bill spent on paying the employee for facility time during the relevant period is 0%.
Number of hours 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?
The three employees of Gascoigne Primary School spent 0 hours on paid trade union activities.