Slough Borough Council has a total of three (2 x Unison and 1 x GMB) union representatives. None of these representatives spend the majority of their time on union duties.
There are 2 x 0.5 FTE posts (261 days) allocated for trade union facility time.
Staff side union representatives are paid salary level 7 for this post. This is paid pro- rata for the hours they are seconded as a staff side union representative. The estimated spend on unions is £33,141 (1 FTE level 7 salary for 261 days). This represents an estimated 0.05% of the total basic pay bill, calculated as follows:
£33,141 / £65,817,396.41 x 100 = 0.05%
The main trade unions represented in the Local Authority are:
There are local trade union representatives (general, learning and health and safety) within the council directorates. Slough Borough Council has local workplace representatives who are given ‘as and when’ time off in working hours (subject to prior agreement from managers) in accordance with the ACAS Code of Practice on Time off for Trade Union Duties and Activities including for duties such as:
Date updated: May 2018
The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 require public-sector employers to report annually on paid time off provided to trade union representatives for trade union duties and activities. These listings are for the reporting period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.
Slough has 10 maintained schools/nurseries. The school information is currently being collated and checked and will be published in the Autumn term.