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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Trade Union Facility Time

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 requires public sector employers to publish information in relation to trade union facility time; this is agreed time off from an individual's job to carry out a trade union role.  Facility time may be used, for example, to negotiate with employers in relation to pay/terms & conditions of employment; to discuss service changes, transfers and potential redundancies; to support individuals with employee relations issues such as grievance and disciplinary hearings; and to provide information and advice about learning and training matters.

We are required to publish a summary each year and the table below shows our first three reports for the period from April 2017 to March 2020:

 

Relevant union officials                           

                

                

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during this period

6

7

6

Full time equivalent employee number

3.24

4.79

3.60


Percentage of time spent on facility time

Percentage of time

Number of employees

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

0%

/

/

/

1-50%

4

6

3

51-99%

/

/

/

100%

2

1

3

  
 Percentage of paybill spent on facility time

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

Total cost of facility time

£19,828

£12,713

£30,175.17

Total pay bill

£217,758,000

£225,690,000

£248,700,000

Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time

0.01%

0.01%

0.01%

  
Paid trade union activities

 

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

Hours spent on paid facility time

1634

1980

1796

Hours spent on paid trade union activities

150.5

619

464

Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities

9.21%

30.8%

25.84%

 

Should you have any questions arising from this, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Prout (Staff Side) or Amanda Smith (Workforce) via 023 8087 4661

 

 

Should you have any questions arising from this, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Prout (Staff Side) or Amanda Smith (Workforce) via 023 8087 4661.
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