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:  
50

Total number of union officials who devoted their time to union duties during 2017/18 financial year:

0%

45

1-50%

15

51-99%

0

100%

0

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).

57%