Trade Union Facility Time

Trafford Council - Facility Time Publication Requirements

Under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 and the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 the Council is required to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of union facility time.

The information provided is for the year 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021.

Trafford Council recognises the following Trade Unions:

  • Unison
  • GMB
  • NEU
  • NASUWT
  • NAHT

Central Function

Table 1 – Relevant Union Officials

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

Table 1 - Relevant Union Officials
Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.Full-time equivalent employee number
2 2

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?

Table 2 - Percentage of time spent on facility time
Percentage of timeNumber of employeesFTE employee number
0% 0 0
1%-50% 0 0
51%-99% 0 0
100% 2 2

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.

Table 3 - Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
First columnFigures
Provide the total cost of facility time £51,396.71
Provide the total pay bill £57,996,640.00
Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as: (total cost of facility time / total pay bill) x 100 0.09%

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?

Table 4 - 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 1.71%

Education function (community, voluntary controlled, community special and maintained nursery schools)

Table 1 – Relevant Union Officials

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

Table 1 - Relevant Union Officials
Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.Full-time equivalent employee number
7 5.2

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?

Table 2 - Percentage of time spent on facility time
Percentage of timeNumber of employeesFTE employee number
0% 0 0
1%-50% 4 4
51%-99% 0 0
100% 3 1.2

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.

Table 3 - Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
First columnFigures
Provide the total cost of facility time £34,185.57
Provide the total pay bill £68,637,450.00
Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as: (total cost of facility time / total pay bill) x 100 0.05%

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?

Table 4 - 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 0%

Central and Education function combined

Table 1 – Relevant Union Officials

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

Table 1 - Relevant Union Officials
Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.Full-time equivalent employee number
9 7.2

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?

Table 2 - Percentage of time spent on facility time
Percentage of timeNumber of employeesFTE employee number
0% 0 0
1%-50% 4 4
51%-99% 0 0
100% 5 3.2

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.

Table 3 - Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
First columnFigures
Provide the total cost of facility time £85,582.27
Provide the total pay bill £126,634,090.00
Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as: (total cost of facility time / total pay bill) x 100 0.07%

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?

Table 4 - 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 0.72%