Working for the council

Trade unions

We recognise the importance of informing and consulting our staff and their representatives, and value a good working relationship with trade unions.

3 trade unions represent our staff:

Trade union facilities Total
Staff who are union representatives, including general, learning and health and safety 3
Full-time equivalent staff who are union representatives, including general, learning and health and safety 1.07
Staff who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties 2
Full-time equivalent staff who devote 100% of their time to union duties 1
Basic estimate of spending on unions* £45,620
Basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill* 0.68%

*Spending estimates in the table above are based on the number of full-time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary of all staff in April 2020.

For totals from other organisations, go to GOV.UK: public-sector trade union facility time data.