Facility Time Publication

Facility Time Publication Requirements for the reporting period  1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Introduction

Facility Time is the provision of paid or unpaid time off from an employee’s normal role to undertake Trade Union duties and activities as a Trade Union representative. There is a statutory entitlement to reasonable paid time off for undertaking Trade Union duties. There is no statutory entitlement to paid time off for undertaking Trade Union activities.

Facility Time Information

Under the Trade Union Facilities (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Time 2017 regulations the Trust is required to collate and publish the following:

  • Table 1: the number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period, and the number of full-time equivalent employees.
  • Table 2: the percentage of time spent on facility time for each relevant union official.
  • Table 3: the percentage of pay bill spent on facility time.
  • Table 4: the number of hours spent by relevant union officials on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours.

The data or the reporting year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 is shown below:

          

Table 1 Relevant union officials

What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period

Full-time equivalent employee number

58

52

There is an overall increase of nineteen trade union colleagues since last year.

Table 2 Percentage of time spent on facility time

How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b) 1%-50%, c) 51%-99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?

Percentage of time

Number of employees

0%

33

1-50%

21

51%-99%

0

100%

4

Table 3 Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Provide the figures requested in the first column of the table below to determine the percentage of your total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period.

Provide the total cost of facility time 

£160,440

Total pay bill 

£183,351,000.00

Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as:(total cost of facility time ÷ total pay bill) x 100

0.09%

           

Table 4 Paid trade union activities

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours calculated as: (total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period ÷ total paid facility time hours) x 100

0%

           

The Trust supports the role trade unions can play in:-

  • Maintaining and developing good employee relations
  • Assisting communication between the Trust and its workforce
  • Representing individual employees.