Under the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, we must publish information on facility time used by trade union representatives.

Our results published from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 trade union facility time, include the overall full-time equivalent (FTE) in terms of union coverage for the whole Council including health and safety and separately for education.

The Council and Education TU Facilities Time reporting has now been separated (as part of the new requirements from the Cabinet Office) and includes 'as and when' Shop Stewards data that was not previously available in 2017/18.

2018-19

Trade unions represented at Lambeth Council

  • GMB
  • NUT/ATL
  • Unison
  • Unite

Trade union representation (central function)

The table below shows the number of employees who were relevant union officials during the 2018-19 period.

This includes full-time and staff as and when required.

Trade union Number of officials (central function)
Unison 21
GMB 3
Unite 2
Joint Unionside 1
Total 27
FTE Trade Union representatives 9.45

Percentage of time spent on facility time (central function)

The table below shows how much of their working hours was spent on trade union facility time.

Percentage of time Number of officials
0% 1
1 to 50% 17
51 to 99% 2
100% 7

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

The percentage of the total pay bill (£86,818,139.17) spent on facility time was 0.39 per cent (£340,302.90) - this doesn't include officials as and when required.

Time spent on paid trade union activities

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours is 0% (of 17,199 hours).

Trade union representation (education function)

The table below shows the number of employees who were relevant union officials during the 2018-19 period.

This includes full-time and staff as and when required.

Trade union Number of officials (education function)
GMB 22
NEU 1
NUT/ATL/NAHT 3
Unison 6
Unite 1
Total 33
FTE Trade Union representatives 2.00

Percentage of time spent on facility time (education function)

The table below shows how much of their working hours was spent on trade union facility time.

Percentage of time Number of officials
0% 0
1 to 50% 31
51 to 99% 0
100% 2

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time (education function).

The percentage of the total pay bill (£86,818,139.17) spent on facility time was 0.14% (£119,959.04) - this doesn't include officials as and when required.

Time spent on paid trade union activities (education function)

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours is 0% (of 3,640 hours).