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Trade Union
Facilities

The Trade Union Act 2016 introduced a requirement for public sector employers to publish certain information annually in respect of facility time. The “relevant period” is the 12 months from 1 April until 31 March each year. The first period therefore is from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

The information is published on the College website, as well as a national on line portal maintained by HM Government. The information the College is required to publish is as follows:

Table 1 - Relevant Trade Union Officials

This is the total number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant 12 month period, together with the full time equivalent employee number.
No. of employees who were relevant trade union officials during the relevant period Full Time equivalent employee number/(number of full-time equivalent (fte) employees)
6 5.5

Table 2 - Percentage of time spent on facility time for each relevant union official

This is information in relation to the number of union officials employed during the relevant period who spent 0%,1-50%,51-99% or 100% of their working hours on facility time.
Percentage of Time Number of Employees
0% 0
1-50% 6
51-99% 0
100% 0

Table 3 - Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

This information is in relation to the total cost of facility time and the total pay bill.
Detail Figure
Total cost of facility time £9,235
Total pay bill £13,690,000
Percentage of total pay bill spent on facility time 0.07%
100% 0

Table 4 - Paid Trade Union Activities

This is time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours.
Detail Figure
Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours 0%

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