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Trade Union facility time

This information is published under the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017. The information below applies to the period April 2019 – March 2020. 

1. Relevant union officials

Total number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period
Full time equivalent employee number
Central Function
40
4067.85
Education Function
77
2556.91

Note: The headcount figure for relevant union officials includes all stewards and school-based reps who are elected by their peers to provide first line support for members. 

2. Percentage of time spent on facility time

Number of employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent who spent 0%, 1%-50%, 51% - 99% or 100% of their working hours on facility time.

Percentage of time Number of employees
  Central Function Education Function
0% 0 0
1% - 50% 36 75
51% - 99% 0 0
100% 4 2

3. Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

The percentage of the total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period.

 
Central Function
Education Function
The total cost of facility time
£262,108.51
£168,227.33
The total pay bill £155,502,712 £123,240,496
The percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time 0.169% 0.137%

4. Paid Trade Union activities

Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities.

 
Central Function
Education Function

Time spent on paid trade union activities as 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

4.01% 4.23%

Note

Aberdeen City Council is currently going through an extensive change process, and the input of the trade unions in this process is a valuable and essential part of the transformation journey.

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