1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Total number of employees who are relevant union officials during 2019/20 financial year:
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).
A basic estimate of spending on union representatives undertaking official union duties in RBFRS:
£49,292.00 (between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020)
A basic estimate of spending on unions:
Other than time allowed for Union activity there are no other direct associated costs.
Percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time:
Less than 0.17% (between April 2019 and March 2020).
Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours. (This figure represents the paid hours undertaken by FBU members as a percentage of the hours paid to union officials). Based on each branch having 4 meetings of 30 minutes with attendees being on duty).