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FOR THE PERIOD: 1 APRIL 2018 - 31 MARCH 2019

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017. The regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers, including the University, to collate and publish a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation on an annual basis.

The following information represents the University's return for the period 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019.

Table 1: Relevant Union Officials

What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period Full-time equivalent employee number 
13 12.3

 

Table 2: Percentage of time spent on facility time

How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent a) 0% b) 1-50% c) 51-99% d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?

Percentage of time Number of Employees
0% 2
1-50% 11
51-99% -
100% -

 

Table 3: Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Provide the figures requested in the first column of the table below to determine the percentage of your total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period.

First Column Figures
Provide the total cost of facility time £26,146.28
Provide the total pay bill £180,473,518.39

Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as:

(total cost of facility ÷ total pay) x 100

(£26,146.28 ÷ £180,473,518.39) x 100 = 0.014% (rounded to 0.01%)

 

Table 4: Paid trade union activities

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?

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

(285 hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period ÷ 1012.50 paid facility time hours) x 100

= 28.15%