Trade union facility time report

Due to the implementation of the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, the University is required to publish data on trade union paid activity. Following receipt of the information provided by our trade unions, we completed our report for the second year by the deadline of 31 July 2019 for the period 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019.

We have returned the following data:

Employees in our organisation
1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents
Trade union representatives: 22
FTE trade union representatives: 21.4

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time
0% of working hours: 0 representatives
1 to 50% of working hours: 22 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: £133,518,195.50
Total cost of facility time: £98,427.64
Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.07%

Paid trade union activities
Hours spent on paid facility time: 2,837.7
Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 217.8
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 7.68%