Trade union facility time

Councils must publish the following information on trade union facility time:

  • trade union representatives and full-time equivalents
  • percentage of working hours spent on facility time
  • total pay bill and facility time cost
  • paid trade union activities

Trade union facility time

Central function

Barnsley Council (central function employees)
1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Employees in the organisation

  • 1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 18
  • FTE trade union representatives: 17.54

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 6 representatives
  • 1 to 50% of working hours: 9 representatives
  • 51 to 99% of working hours: 0 representatives
  • 100% of working hours: 3 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

  • Total pay bill: £110,926,621
  • Total cost of facility time: £128,261.84
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.12%

Paid trade union activities

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 5,916 hours 
  • Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 104 hours
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 1.76%

Education function

Barnsley Council (education function employees)
1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Employees in the organisation

  • 1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 4
  • FTE trade union representatives: 3.6

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 2 representatives
  • 1 to 50% of working hours: 0 representatives
  • 51 to 99% of working hours: 0 representatives
  • 100% of working hours: 2 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

  • Total pay bill: £42,774,684
  • Total cost of facility time: £110,658
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.26%

Paid trade union activities

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 2545 hours
  • Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 6 hours
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 0.24%