FOI release

Trade Unions

We were asked:

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Q1.A list of trade unions which received payments from your organisation and the total amounts paid to each union for financial years a) 2011-12 and b) 2012-13. If it is not possible to list the amount paid to each union, please provide a total amount paid to all unions. Please do not include membership dues or salary costs. Please only include direct payments.

We replied:

A.The Wales Office has never made any payments to trade unions.

We were asked:

Q2.Please state:

a.Which trade unions your organisation provide staff time to work on trade union duties and / or activities (sometimes called ‘Trade Union facility time’) in i) 2011-12 and ii) 2012-13.

We replied:

A.No staff time has been provided to work on trade union duties in 2011-12 or 2012-13.

We were asked:

b.The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) staff that were provided for each trade union in

i.2011-12 and ii.2012-13. For example, if a member of staff spends 2 days per week on union business, this is equal to 0.4 FTE.

We replied:

A.None

We were asked:

Q3.Please state:

a.Does your organisation provide the facility to deduct trade union subscriptions from staff salaries in the payroll process?

We replied:

A.The Wales Office uses the payroll system of the Ministry of Justice; that payroll system does provide the facility to deduct trade union subscriptions.

We were asked:

b.If so, for each union please state what your organisation charged for this service (whether as a fixed amount per employee or a percentage), and the total amount collected in:

i.2011-12

ii)2012-13

We replied:

A.The Wales Office does not hold any information on this. As noted above, it uses the payroll system of the Ministry of Justice.

Published 27 August 2013