The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 took effect on 1 April. Public bodies are subject to the new rules if they have at least one employee who is a trade union official, a trade union learning representative or a safety representative. In line with the requirements of the regulations Police Forces must publish information relating to facility time, specifically, the time and cost Trade Union Officials spend in the performance of their duties.
What does facility time cover?
As part of these new regulations, facility time will cover duties carried out for the trade union or as a union learning representative, for example, accompanying an employee to disciplinary or grievance hearing. It will also cover training received and duties carried out under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Facility time reporting for trade unions report