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Trade union facility time - former Dorset County Council

Former Dorset County Council - trade union facilities reporting for 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

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

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 2019:

  • 36 (34.67 FTE)

Percentage of time spent of facilities time

Percentage of time spent of facilities time
Percentage of time  Number of employees
 0% 22
 1-50% 9
 51-99% 2
 100% 3

Pay bill spend of facilities time

Percentage of pay bill spend of facilities time:

  • total cost of facilities time: £185,555.27
  • total pay bill (2018/19): £120,139,085.58

Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facilities time, calculates as (total costs of facilities time divided by total pay bill x 100):

  • 0.15%

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:

  • 1740 divided by 9061 divided x 100= 19.20% 

Education function

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 2019:

  • 54 (54 FTE)

Percentage of time spent of facilities time

percentage of time spent
 Percentage of timeNumber of employees 
 0% 51
 1-50% 3
 51-99% 0
100% 0

Pay bill spend of facilities time

Percentage of pay bill spend of facilities time:

  • Total cost of facilities time: £14,713.91 
  • Total pay bill (2018/19): £125,069,879.88

Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facilities time, calculates as (total costs of facilities time divided by total pay bill x 100):

  • 0.011%

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 575.5 divided x 100 = 0%

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