Trade Union Facility Time
| 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 |
|Total number of employees who are relevant union officials during 2017/18 financial year: |
Total number of union officials who devoted their time to union duties during 2017/18 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 (RetainedFirefighters Union)
FOA (Fire Officers Association).
A basic estimate of spending on union representatives undertaking official union duties in RBFRS:
£8758.50 (between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018)
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 0.05% (between April 2017 and March 2018).
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).