Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 took effect from 1 April 2017.
These regulations require relevant public sector employers to collect and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data in relation to their usage and spend of TU facility time in respect of employees who are TU representatives.
The facility time (FT) data that organisations are required to collate and publish under the 2017 regulations are:
- Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.
- How many employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b)1-50%, c)51-99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time.
- Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time.
- Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours.
For the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, there were no employees at Elsecar Primary Academy who were relevant TU representatives and therefore no trade union activity to report.