Trade union facility time

The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 requires local authorities to publish the following information on trade union facility time:

2016/17

1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives - including general, learning and health and safety. 

UNISON
1 actual representative (works full time on union duties) = 1.00 FTE
5 actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 0.04 FTE.

GMB
1 actual representative (works part time on union duties) = 0.06 FTE.

UNITE
5 actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 0.15 FTE.

Number of representatives
Total actual 12
Total FTE 1.25 FTE

2. The total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least fifty percent of their time to union activities. 

Number of representatives who devote
at least 50% of their time to union activities
Total actual 1
Total FTE 1 FTE

3. The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority.

  • UNISON
  • GMB
  • UNITE

4. A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary). 

Mean salary in the council as published in the 2017 pay policy statement = £31,608.

1.25 FTE x £31,608 (mean salary) = £39,510.

5. 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 multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill).

£39,510 divided by total pay bill £49,114,258 = 0.001%

In relation to teaching trade unions, funding for Trade Union facility time is funded from the Direct Support Grant which is given directly to Peterborough’s Schools and therefore is not funded by the Council. This means we are unable to provide you with an FTE equivalent or estimation of this data.

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2015/16

1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives - including general, learning and health and safety. 

UNISON
2 actual representatives (work full time on union duties) = 2 FTE
6 actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 0.07 FTE

GMB
1 actual representative (works part time on union duties) = 0.09 FTE

UNITE
6 actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 0.06 FTE

Number of representatives
Total actual 13
Total FTE 2.22 FTE

2. The total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least fifty percent of their time to union activities. 

Number of representatives who devote
at least 50% of their time to union activities
Total actual 2
Total FTE 2 FTE

The two full time union representatives are part funded by Unison and not wholly by the council. These are included in the table at point 1 above.

3. The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority

  • UNISON
  • GMB
  • UNITE

4. 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 multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill). 

Mean salary in the council as published in the 2016 pay policy statement = £31,145

2.22 FTE x £31,145 (mean salary) = £69,141.90 divided by total pay bill £41,496,637 = 0.002%.

In relation to teaching trade unions, Peterborough City Council provides schools with Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) funding which is used to fund union representatives within Peterborough's schools. This means we are unable to provide an FTE equivalent or estimation of this data.

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2014/15

1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives - including general, learning and health and safety. 

UNISON
2 actual representatives (work full time on union duties) = 2 FTE
6 actual representatives (work part time on union duties x 0.05 FTE) = 0.3 FTE

GMB
1 actual representative (works part time on union duties x 0.05 FTE) = 1 x 0.05 FTE

UNITE
4 actual representatives (work part time on union duties x 0.05 FTE) = 0.2 FTE

Number of representatives
Total actual 13
Total FTE 2.55 FTE

2. The total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least fifty percent of their time to union activities. 

Number of representatives who devote
at least 50% of their time to union activities
Total actual 2
Total FTE 2 FTE

The two full time union representatives are part funded by Unison and not wholly by the council. These are included in the table at point 1 above.

3. The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority

  • UNISON
  • GMB
  • UNITE

4. 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 multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill). 

Mean salary in the council as published in the 2015 pay policy statement = £30,420
11 representatives x 12 days estimate TU time per person = 132 days plus 2 representatives x full time (225 days) = 450 days. 

2.55 FTE x £30,420 (mean salary) = £77,751 divided by total pay bill £76,651,000 = 0.001%.

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