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Introduction

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 came into force on the 1st April 2017. These regulations place a legislative requirement on relevant public sector employers to collate and publish, on an annual basis, a range of data on the amount and cost of facility time within their organisation.

Facility Time

Facility Time is the provision of paid or unpaid time off from an employee’s normal role to undertake Trade Union duties and activities as a Trade Union representative.

SCW Facility Time Information

SCW is pleased to publish our fully paid facility time information for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

SCW recognises that Trade Unions play an important role in the modern workplace and there are considerable benefits to both employers and employees when organisations and unions work well together.

SCW is proud of the positive working relationship we have with our Staff Partnership Forum (SPF) which consists of members of management, staff and members of recognised Trade Unions.

SCW is pleased to work in partnership with an active SPF through joint consultation and negotiation and SCW recognises the benefits of achieving and maintaining great employee relations.

Partnership working with our Trade Unions and the SCW SPF will help SCW achieve our common objectives and succeed for the benefit of patients, employees and the customers we provide services to.