Data directory - Trade union facility time reporting 2018/19

This information has been produced in line with the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 which requires public sector employers to publish specified information related to facility time provided to trade union officials.

Under the regulations the information relating to this time period must be published by the 31 July 2019.  The information for Stoke on Trent City Council was uploaded to the government website on the 17 July 2019.

For the purpose of reporting this information, the facility hours for the following Trade Unions was collated:

  • GMB

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 43
  • FTE trade union representatives: 34.8

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • zero per cent of working hours: 11 representatives
  • 1 to 50 per cent of working hours: 26 representatives
  • 51 to 99 per cent of working hours: zero representatives
  • 100 per cent of working hours: six representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

  • Total pay bill: £155,910,506.00
  • Total cost of facility time: £218,978.88
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.14 per cent

Paid trade union activities

  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 3.56 per cent