Trade union facility time
South Tyneside Council is required to publish information on trade unions, the amount of time spent by trade union officials on facility time, and how much this costs.
Facility time is paid or unpaid time off from an employee's normal role to carry out trade union duties and activities.
This information needs to be published every year by 31 July. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the deadline for 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 was extended to 30 September 2020.