Trade Union facility time

Trade Union facility time

Norfolk County Council (NCC) supports the principle of collective bargaining and believes that industrial relations matters are best resolved by discussion and agreement. In this context, the we recognise the value of trade union membership for employees.

Trade unions represented in the Council, including Schools and Norfolk Fire Service:

NCC

  • UNISON
  • GMB
  • UNITE
  • BMA

Fire

  • UNISON
  • FBU
  • RFU

Schools

  • UNISON
  • GMB
  • UNITE
  • NEU (ATL and NUT combined)
  • NAHT
  • VOICE (previously PAT)
  • NASUWT
  • ASCL

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017. These regulations require relevant public sector employers to collate and publish, on an annual basis, data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation.

Norfolk County Council is covered by the requirement and figures for 2017-18 are provided below.

Number of employees who were relevant trade union officials during the relevant period:

  • NCC - 78 (4.19fte)
  • Fire - 51
  • Schools - 8 (2.89fte)

Percentage of time spent on facility time

NCC

  • 0% - 0
  • 1%-50% - 75
  • 51%-99% - 0
  • 100% - 3

Fire

  • 0% - 45
  • 1%-50% - 6
  • 51%-99% - 0
  • 100% - 0

Schools

  • 0% - 0
  • 1%-50% - 0
  • 51%-99% - 0
  • 100% - 8

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time:

NCC

  • Total cost of facility time - £155,157
  • Total pay bill - £208,372,010
  • Percentage – 0.07%

Fire

  • Total cost of facility time - £3,640.00
  • Total pay bill - £24,942,480
  • Percentage – 0.01%

Schools

  • Total cost of facility time - £98,254
  • Total pay bill - £253,314,510
  • Percentage – 0.04%

Number of hours spent on trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time:

  • NCC – 0%
  • Fire – 0%
  • Schools – 0%

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