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 for 2017-18 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 education.

We'll publish the results for trade union facility time within the council (including health and safety) and education, as separate reporting entries from 2019 as part of new requirements from the Cabinet Office.


Trade unions represented at Lambeth Council

  • GMB
  • Unison
  • Unite

Trade union representation

The table below shows the number of employees who were relevant union officials during the 2017-18 period.

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

Trade union Number of officials
Unison 39
GMB 27
Unite 6

Percentage of time spent on facility time

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% 61
51 to 99% 6
100% 5

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

The percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time was 0.27 per cent - 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 zero per cent.