Trade Unions

2020/21

The Council recognises the following Trade Unions:

For central function employees:

  • GMB
  • Unison
  • Unite

For education function employees:

  • Association of School and College Leaders (ASCOL)
  • NASUWT
  • National Education Union (NEU)

Information relating to Reading Borough Council (central function employees)

Trade Union representatives and full-time equivalents (FTE)

  • Number of employees: 1,728
  • Number of staff who are trade union representatives: 2
  • FTE trade union representatives: 2.0

Percentage of time spent on union duties:

% Time spentNo. of employees
0%0
1-50%0
51-99%0
100%2

Total pay bill spent and facility time costs:,

  • Total pay bill: £81,018,000
  • Total salary cost of facility time: £79,208
  • Percentage of total pay bill: 0.1%

Paid trade union activities:

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 3,344
  • Hours spent in paid trade union activities: 100
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 2.99%

Information relating to Reading Borough Council (education function employees)

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents:

  • Number of employees: 1,683
  • Number of staff who are trade union representatives: 1
  • FTE trade union representatives: 1.0

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

% Time spentNo. of employees
0%0
1-50%0
51-99%0
100%1

Total pay bill and facility time costs:

  • Total pay bill: £57,370,000
  • Total salary cost of facility time: £53,534
  • Percentage of total pay bill: 0.09%

Paid trade union activities:

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 1,443
  • Hours spent in paid trade union activities: 30
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 2.08%