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Date: 3 June 2020

Time: 16:08

Trade Union Facility Time Reporting Regulations

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 took effect on 1 April 2017. This means that the Trust is required to publish certain information on trade union officials and facility time on the Trust website and Government portal.

What does facility time cover?

As part of these new regulations, facility time will cover duties carried out for the trade union or as a union learning representative, for example, accompanying an employee to disciplinary or grievance hearing. It will also cover training received and duties carried out under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Information to be reported

The regulations require the following information to be published:

  • Section 1: number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period, and the number of full time equivalent employees
  • Section 2: percentage of time spent on facility time for each relevant union official
  • Section 3: percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
  • Section 4: number of hours spent by relevant union officials on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours

Trade Union Facility Time Reporting Regulations Report 2017/18

The information below relates to University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) for the 2017/18 financial year.

Section 1: relevant union officials

Number of employees who were relevant union officials 32
Full-time equivalent employee number 30.85

Section 2: percentage of time spent on facility time

Percentage of timeNumber of employees
0% 0
1 – 50% 29
51% – 99% 1
100% 2

Section 3: percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Total cost of facility time £68,853
Total pay bill £376,884,110
Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time 0.02%

The percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time was calculated as (total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 1000.02%.

Section 4: paid trade union activities

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours 22.98%

The time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours was 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.

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