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Trade unions

Information for our employees about trade unions, how to join each trade union and trade union time off and facilities.


Trade union time off and facilities

The procedures apply to those trade unions who are members of the Corporate Joint Committee. Find out how we manage trade union time off and facilities and what entitlements trade union representatives have.

The agreement attached to this page has information on trade union time off and facilities. It covers:

  • definitions
  • requesting and recording
  • accreditation and constituencies 
  • interdepartmental representation
  • shadowing
  • disciplinary and grievance hearings
  • learning representatives
  • pay, pension and travel
  • part-time employees
  • trade union facilities
  • subscriptions
  • review
  • disputes and appeals  
  • corporate time off
  • time off for training
  • time off for conferences