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 2019 to 31 March 2020

Employees in the organisation

  • 1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 21
  • FTE trade union representatives: 20.57

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 4 representative
  • 1 to 50% of working hours: 15 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: £81,967,301.40
  • Total cost of facility time: £132,568.36
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.16%

Paid trade union activities

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 6258
  • Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 88
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 1.41%

Education function

Barnsley Council (education function employees)
1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Employees in the organisation

  • 1,501 to 5,000 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 10
  • FTE trade union representatives: 7.8

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 6 representatives
  • 1 to 50% of working hours: 2 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: £47,158,601.20
  • Total cost of facility time: £108,963.60
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.23%

Paid trade union activities

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 2552
  • Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 7
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 0.27%