This is the Trade Union facilities time statement for Dorset Council for the financial year 2020/21. It will be updated and re-published on an annual basis. This information is also logged on the Government's Trade Union Facility Time publication portal.

Trade Union Facility Time - 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2014 and Trade Union (Facilities Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 local authorities must publish the information below in respect of trade union facility time.

List of recognised Teacher Associations and Trade Unions:

  • UNISON
  • GMB
  • UNITE – The Union
  • PROSPECT  
  • AEP
  • NEU
  • NAHT
  • NASUWT
  • ASCL
  • VOICE

Central Function

Table 1 

Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives) as at 31 March 2021.

31 (30.01 FTE)

Table 2

Percentage of time spent of facilities time.
 Percentage of time  Number of employees
 0%  18
 1-50%  9
 51-99%  1
 100%  3

Table 3

Percentage of pay bill spend of facilities time.

Provide the total cost of facilities time

£186,944.82 

Provide the total pay bill* £147,540,927
Provide % of the total pay bill spent on facilities time, calculates as (total costs of facilities time divided by total pay bill x 100) 0.13%

Table 4

Paid Trade Union Activities.
Time spent of paid trade union activities as a % of total paid facilities time hours calculated as (total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union office during the relevant period divided by total paid facilities time hours x 100 479.83 divided by 9220.31 x 100= 5.2%

Education Function

Table 1

Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives) as at 31 March 2021.

29 (29 FTE)

Table 2

Percentage of time spent of facilities time.
 Percentage of time  Number of employees
 0%  29
 1-50%  5
 51-99%  0
 100%  0

Table 3

Percentage of pay bill spend of facilities time.
Provide the total cost of facilities time £0.00 
Provide the total pay bill* £103,634,549
Provide % of the total pay bill spent on facilities time, calculates as (total costs of facilities time divided by total pay bill x 100) 0.000%

Table 4

Paid Trade Union Activities.
Time spent of paid trade union activities as a % of total paid facilities time hours calculated as (total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union office during the relevant period divided by total paid facilities time hours x 100  0  divided by 0 x 100 = 0%

Additional Notes

*Total Pay Bill 2020/21

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