Trade union facility time open data

Category Description
What is in this data? Representatives of the trade union we recognise are entitled to paid time off to carry out trade union duties, this is known as 'trade union facility time'.
Licence Our data is provided under the terms of the Open Government Licence
Why we publish this type of data This dataset is a requirement of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015
How often is it published? We will publish this data annually
When was this data published? 1 April 2016
What does each column mean?

This file contains one row describing:

  • Effective date – the date on which the data was compiled. The data will apply to the 12 months leading up to the effective date
  • The full time equivalent of staff who are union representatives the number of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties
  • The full time equivalent of staff who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties
  • The names of all trade unions represented in the local authority
  • An estimate of spending on trade union facility time for the 12 month period being reported
  • An estimate of spending on trade union facility time for the 12 month period being reported as a percentage of the councils’ total pay bill
Additional clarification Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council share a single joint management and officer structure. Therefore the data provided is for both Councils. 
What formats are available? csv - which can be used with most spreadsheet style programs
How to ask for more information If you have queries with any of the information listed in the data, please contact us on 01823 218743

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