Statutory report of facility time for relevant union officials

The Trade Union Act 2016 and the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 require the University to publish data each year on paid facility time for employees who are trade union representatives.

The statutory right to reasonable time off during working hours for trade union representatives is set out in;

  • the sections 168, 168A and 170 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 Act;
  • section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999; and
  • regulations made under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

The University has agreed a Trade union time off and facilities agreement with recognised trade unions which provides an annual allocation of paid time off.

Statutory report for April 2017 to March 2018

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents
Trade union representatives 35
FTE trade union representatives 33.8
Percentage of working hours spent on facility time
0% of working hours 0 representatives
1 to 50% of working hours 35 representatives
51 to 99% of working hours 0 representatives
100% of working hours 0 representatives
Total pay bill and facility time costs
Total pay bill £216462842
Total cost of facility time £38331
Percentage of pay spent on facility time 0.02%
Paid trade union activities
Hours spent on paid facility time 1389.7
Hours spent on paid trade union activities 124
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities 8.92%