Trade Union Activity

Annual publication 2018/19

Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives
There are approximately 5 unison stewards/Officers in the Fylde Borough Branch, the time used on union activities is less than 1 full time post

Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union activity
No members of staff at Fylde spend more than 50% of their time on union activity

The names of all trade unions represented in the local authority
Unison, GMB & Unite

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).
In total, our staff have spent 50.6 hours in the last 12 months attending meetings for Trade Union Activity ranging from H&S meetings to disciplinary hearings.
The calculation based on the hourly rate of the officers involved means that the total cost was:
£13.20 x 42.41 hours = £559.81

·         £20.71 x 5.18 hours = £107.28

·         £12.37 x 2 hours = £12.74

Total = £679.83 + 13.8% National Insurance Contribution and + 14.8% Pension Contribution
Grand Total = £874.26

 

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).
Estimate of less than 0.010025933% of the wage bill.

Your organisation
Fylde Borough Council (Central function employees)
1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Employees in your organisation
50 to 1,500 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents
Trade union representatives: 5
FTE trade union representatives: 4.31

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time
0% of working hours: 4 representatives
1 to 50% of working hours: 1 representatives
51 to 99% of working hours: 0 representatives
100% of working hours: 0 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs
Total pay bill: £8,720,000
Total cost of facility time: £874.26
Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.01%

Paid trade union activities
Hours spent on paid facility time: 50.6
Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 0
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 0.00%