Oak Lodge School, Barnet: Trade Union Facilities Time

Trade Union Facilities Time

Barnet Special Education Trust fully supports Trade Union and Professional Body membership of our staff. We see effective and collaborative partnership working between the Trust and recognised bodies as essential to the successful operation of our schools and establishments. The Trust will always support employees’¬†participation in official trade union activities in accordance with current regulations.

Oak Lodge School purchases Trade Union Facilities Time as a traded service supplied by Barnet Education and Skills service. This service provides a cost-effective access route for statutory and collective consultation and bargaining through branch officials from the National Education Union, Unison and GMB unions. The arrangement provides access to a framework for academies to manage industrial relations and largely eliminates or at least reduces the need to establish, agree and coordinate release arrangements and paid time off for duties and training.

Trustees have made reference to Statutory Instrument 2017 No. 328, The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 to calculate the details outlined below for the Academy Year 2019-20.

Relevant union officials


Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period

Full-time equivalent employee number

1

1

Percentage of time spent on facility time


Percentage of time

Number of employees

0%

0

1%-50%

0

51%-99%

0

100%

0

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time


Total cost of facility time

£401

Total pay bill

£4,209,000

Percentage of total pay bill spent on facility time
(total cost of facility time + total pay bill) x 100

 

0.0001%

Paid trade union activities


Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours calculated as:
(total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period + total paid facility time hours) x 100

n/a

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