Consultation outcome

Trade union facility time in schools: review

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation

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The Department for Education is carrying out a review of trade union facility time in schools.


Consultation description

Trade union representatives are entitled to reasonable paid time off (known as facility time) to take part in trade union duties, such as negotiating with employers and representing members in grievance procedures.

This call for evidence is to gather views from employers, school leaders, representative organisations, teachers and members of the public about trade union facility time.

We want to know how facility time could be managed more transparently and how we can ensure it makes the most efficient use of taxpayers’ money.