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Trade Union Facility Time

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Trade union representatives:

33 (33.71 FTE)

Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority: 

FBU (Fire Brigades Union)

UNISON (UK’s biggest public service union)

FRSA (Fire and Rescue Services Association) formerly RFU (Retained Firefighters Union)

FOA (Fire Officers Association). 


Total pay bill and facility time costs

Total cost of facility time2: £5,475.41
Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.02%

Paid trade union activities

Hours spent on paid facility time2: 210
Hours spent on paid trade union activities3: 48
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 22.86%

1Working hours refers to any time when an employee has to be at work according to their employment contract.

2Facility time is when an employee takes time off from their normal role to carry out their duties and activities as a trade union representative

3Trade union activities are when an employee has paid time off during working hours to carry out recognised trade union duties.