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 2018 to 31 March 2019

Employees in the organisation

  • 1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 25
  • FTE trade union representatives: 24.46

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 1 representative
  • 1 to 50% of working hours: 21 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: £78,857,208
  • Total cost of facility time: £125,485.50
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.16%

Paid trade union activities

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 6082.75
  • Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 169
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 2.78%

Education function

Barnsley Council (education function employees)
1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Employees in the organisation

  • 1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 14
  • FTE trade union representatives: 11.74

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 2 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: £47,516,026
  • Total cost of facility time: £80,723.78
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.17%

Paid trade union activities

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 3176
  • Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 5
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 0.16%