Spelthorne Borough Council recognises the importance of working with Trades Unions to promote good industrial relations and to comply with the principles set out in the Trades Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993.
The majority of time spent on trade union duties is in the representatives' own time, during unpaid lunch breaks and/or out of work hours.
There are a small number of formal consultation meetings during work time where the Chief Executive and/or other senior managers meet with trade union representatives to meet the requirements for consultation and information to staff. Trade union representatives may also represent staff at formal meetings under Council procedures.
Information to be published on Trade union facility time
Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives)
Nine employees are trade union representatives, each spending some of their time on general, learning and/or health and safety matters.
Total number(absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties
Names of all trades unions represented in the local authority
UNISON and UNITE
A basic estimate of spending on unions
(calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary)
Time estimated is 0.14 FTE.
The average rate of pay for all staff is £26,244.
The estimate of spending on union time is £3,674.
A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill
(calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the pay bill)
Estimated that this is 0.04 percent of the total pay bill.
31 March 2016