Trade union facility time in schools: review
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
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This report summarises the findings of the call for evidence and lists the organisations that responded (see Annex A). In response to this review, the Department for Education published advice to schools and employers on managing trade union facility time.
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The Department for Education is carrying out a review of trade union facility time in schools.
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.