Trade Union Facility Time Spending Trade Union Facility Time Spending

Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Reference
2018062127000036
Category
Request Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Response Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Question

I am writing to obtain information about your organisation’s trade union facility time spending in 2017-18.
 
Please include the following information:

§  Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives)

§  Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties

§  Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority

§  A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary).

§  A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill).
  

If you are unable to answer one of the questions, please continue and answer the subsequent ones.
 

Answer

Please see the information requested below and attached.
 

Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives).  Refer to attached

Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties.  Refer to attached
 
Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority

  • General Municipal and Boiler Makers (GMB)

  • Union of Construction and Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)

  • UNISON

  • UNITE the Union (UNITE)

  • The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)

  • Scottish Secondary Teachers Association (SSTA)

 
A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary).  Refer to attached
 

A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary

divided by the total pay bill).

  • Refer to attached