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Trade Union facilities

Trade Union Facility Time: 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

The following shows trade union activity at Southwark Council, including the number of employees who get time off to do union work and how much they are paid.

We publish:

  • total number (absolute number and full-time equivalent) of employees who are union representatives
  • total number (absolute number and full-time equivalent) of union representatives who devote less than 50 per cent of their time to union duties
  • names of trade unions represented at the council
  • a basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill

We support the principles of collective bargaining and local engagement, and recognise the role trade unions can play in:

  • maintaining and developing positive employee relations
  • giving voice and strengthening communication between the council and our employees
  • representing individual employees

Recognised unions

This information covers representation from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

Officially recognised employee trade unions

  • GMB
  • UNISON
  • UNITE

Trade union facility time

We are legally required to report union facility time, which is the time we grant to employees to work as union officials. These tables cover the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Corporate function

Table 1 Relevant union officials

The total number of our employees who were union officials

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period

 

Full time equivalent employee number

Total: 84 headcount

83.4 FTEs

Table 2 Percentage of time spent on facility time

The number of employees who were union officials that spent

1 a 0% b 1 – 50% c 51 – 99% and d 100% of their working hours on facility time

Percentage of time

Number of employees

0

0

1 - 50

78.4

51 – 99

2

100

3

Table 2a Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

The percentage of our total pay bill spent on paying union officials for facility time

Total cost of facility time

£244,473.03

 

Total pay bill

£232,568,746

 

Percentage of total pay bill spent on facility time

0.11

Table 2b Paid trade union activities

The number of hours spent by union officials on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours

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

Calculated as (total hours spent on paid TU activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period ÷ total paid facility time hours) x 100

(0 hours ÷ 6,308.60 hours) x 100 = 0%

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