75573 FOI Union Facility Time

Short Description
Union Facility Time
Reference number
FOI75573
Date
Request

1.     The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of local authority staff who are trade union representatives.
 
2.     The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of trade union representatives who spend at least 50 per cent of their time on union duties.
 
3.     The names of all trade unions represented in the local authority.
 
4.     A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary).
 
5.     A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the local authorities total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties by authority staff that spent the majority of their time on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill).
 
Please can you provide all information for the financial year 2019-20, and where possible for the year 2020-21.
 
I would like to request that any refusal to any part of the above requests (including on cost grounds) be accompanied by a recommendation of how the request may be modified so as to be granted.