Council structure

5. Trade unions

Local Government Transparency Code (2015)

Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017: Data March 2019

 

1.Trade Union Facilities Time for Services

Buckinghamshire County Council recognises AEP, UNISON and Prospect. There were a total of 12 Trade Union Representatives during this period, 9 UNISON representatives and 3 AEP Representative.

Prospect have no local representative. Only 1 Representative (UNISON) spends more than 50% of their time on trade union duties.

Spending on Trade Union Facility Time

There is only one person who spends at least 50% of their time on Union duties – 3 days per week (0.6 FTE). Based on actual salaries (including pension and NI) the estimated spend on TU facilities time is a total of £48,534 per annum.

Percentage of time Number of employees
0% 8
1 to 50% 3
51 to 99% 1
100% 0

As a percentage of the total paybill, this equates to 0.04% of the paybill per annum.

2.47% of time was spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of the total paid facility time hours.

 

2.Trade Union Facilities Time for Education

With regard to Union facilities relating to Teachers, Buckinghamshire County Council recognises NEU, NASUWT, ASCL and NAHT. There are a total of 4 County Secretaries (one for each of the unions) and local representatives across the county. Only the representative for the NAHT is employed by Buckinghamshire County Council.

There are also 2 UNISON representatives employed by the Council within the Education Sector. None of these Representatives spends more than 50% of their time on trade union duties.

Spending on Trade Union Facility Time

There is no one in the Education Sector who spends more than 50% of their time on Union duties.

Based on an average salary (including pension and NI) the estimated spend on TU facilities time is a total of £29,716 per annum.

Percentage of time Number of employees
0% 2
1 to 50% 1
51 to 99% 0
100% 0

As a percentage of the total paybill for the Education Sector (who buy BCC payroll), this equates to 0.02% of the paybill per annum.

There was no time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of the total paid facility time hours.

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Last updated: 22 July 2019

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