Staff representation

The Council recognises the following unions for the purposes of collective bargaining for national pay and conditions of service for Local Government Services, Chief Officers, Teachers, Soulbury staff, Youth Workers and Tutors:

Legislation requires that employers give trade union representatives reasonable paid time off to undertake a range of trade union duties and relevant training. Duties include:

  • support for individuals in management procedures such as discipline and grievance
  • collective bargaining; and
  • consultation on redundancies, reorganisations, TUPE transfers, for example

The Council’s Trade Union Facilities Agreement (PDF) sets out the agreed procedures for managing collective disputes and time off for trade union duties and activities. It provides for some union officials, who have a significant role in collective negotiation, consultation and employee representation, to be seconded to union duties for a proportion of their working week (for example, a fixed, weekly allocation of time off).

Trade union facilities time

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Corporate Function

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents
Trade union representatives FTE trade union representatives
6 6
Percentage of working hours spent on facility time
% of working hours  
0% 5 representatives
1 to 50% 1 representatives
51 to 99% 0 representatives
100% 0 representatives
Total pay bill and facility time costs
Total pay bill £65,469,129.00
Total cost of facility time £4,097.75
Percentage of pay spent on facility time 0.01%
Paid trade union activities
Hours spent on paid facility time 0
Hours spent on paid trade union activities 0
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities 0%

Education Function

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents
Trade union representatives 0
FTE trade union representatives 0
Percentage of working hours spent on facility time
% of working hours  
0% 0 representatives
1 to 50% 0 representatives
51 to 99% 0 representatives
100% 0 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

Percentage of pay bill spent on Facility Time
Total pay bill £29,100,251.00
Total cost of facility time £0.00
Percentage of pay spent on facility time 0%
Paid trade union activities
Hours spent on paid facility time 0
Hours spent on paid trade union activities 0
Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities 0%

Recognised Trade Unions

Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP)

Morag Ward, Regional Official

AEP Administrative Office
4 The Riverside Centre
Frankland Lane
Durham DH1 5TA

Telephone 0191 384 9512
Fax 0191 386 5287
Email enquiries@aep.org.uk

Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)

Mo Sabur, Regional Officer London

Telephone 020 8908 3496
Mobile 077 1100 4970
Email Mo.Sabur@ascl.org.uk

Richard Tanton, Regional Officer

Association of School and College Leaders
130 Regent Road
Leicester LE1 7PG

Telephone 0116 299 1122
Fax 0116 299 1123
Email info@ascl.org.uk

Association of Professional in Education and Children's Trust (ASPECT)

Mr David Waxler, Aspect Local Representative

Claire Dent, Trade Union Officer/Organiser

ASPECT Head Office
Woolley Hall
Woolley
Wakefield
West Yorkshire WF4 2JR

Telephone 07811 46971
Email claire@prospect.org.uk

Head Office
Telephone 01924 207890
Email info@aspect.org.uk

National Education Union Association of Teachers and Lecturer (ATL)

London Regional Office

7 Northumberland Street
London WC2N 5RD

Telephone 020 7930 6441
Email info@atl.org.uk

GMB

Christine Wallace GMB Branch Secretary

3 Parkview Road
Welling
Kent DA16 1SZ

Telephone 020 8303 3407
Fax 020 8303 1781
Email Christine.Wallace@gmbactivist.org.uk

Brendan Kemp, GMB Regional Officer

3 Parkview Road
Welling
Kent DA16 1SZ

Telephone 020 8303 3407
Fax 020 8303 1781
Email Brendan.kemp@GMB.Org.uk
Mobile 07894 096587

National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)

Paul Smith, Regional Officer NAHT, North East London and Hertfordshire

1 Heath Square
Baltro Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 1BL

Mobile 07970 789683
Email paul.smith@naht.org.uk

National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)

Sue Hill, NASUWT Regional Organiser

NASUWT London Regional Centre
65 St John Street
London EC1M 4AN

Telephone 020 7490 6130
Fax 020 7490 6138
Email Sue.Hill@mail.nasuwt.org.uk

National Education Union, National Union of Teachers (NUT)

Debbie Jones, NUT Secretary

Bexley Division Office
Studio 6
Thames Innovation Centre
2 Veridion Way
Erith
Kent DA18 4AL

Email deborah.jones@neu.org.uk

Ann Melia, Divisional Secretary

NUT Regional Office
1-3 Cranbrook Road
Ilford
Essex IG1 4PU
Email A.Melia@nut.org.uk

Pauline  Buchanan, NUT Regional Officer

NUT Regional Office
1-3 Cranbrook Road
Ilford
Essex IG1 4PU

Telephone 020 8477 1234
Fax 020 8477 1230
Email p.buchanan@nut.org.uk

University and College Union (UCU)

Adam Lincoln, Regional Support Official HE and FE South East Region

University and College Union
Carlow Street
London NW1 7LH

Telephone 020 7756 2606
Email ALincoln@usu.org.uk
Website University and College Union

Unison

Louise O'Hara, Unison Regional Organiser

Unison Greater London Region
1st Floor, Congress House
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3LS

Telephone 020 7535 6643
Email L.OHara@unison.co.uk or Greaterlondonregion@unison.co.uk
Website Unison Bexley Branch

Unite

Guy Langston, Unite union representative

Telephone number 07900 160962
guy.langston@unitetheunion.org

Unite (CYWU and T & G Section of Unite the Union)

Regional Industrial Office

Central Office
128 Theobalds Road
London WC1X 8TN

Telephone: 020 7611 2520/2532
Fax: 020 7611 2556

VOICE

Andrew Garwood, VOICE Regional Officer for London

Wrens’ Nest
17 Round Ash Way
Hartley
Kent DA3 8BT

Telephone 01332 372337
Email andygarwood@voicetheunion.org.uk

Deborah Lawson, General Secretary VOICE

2 St James’ Court
Friar Gate
Derby DE1 1BT

Telephone 01332 372337
Fax 01332 290310
Email deborahlawson@voicetheunion.org.uk or enquiries@voicetheunion.org.uk

JNC for Chief Officers and JNC for Chief Executives

Brian Strutton, Officer’s Side Secretary

JNC for Chief Officers for Local Authorities
GMB National Office
22/24 Worple Road
London SW19 4DD

Email brian.strutton@gmb.org.uk

Sarah Messenger, Employers’ Secretary

JNC for Chief Executives for Local Authorities and
JNC for Chief Officers for Local Authorities LGE
Local Government House
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HZ

Telephone 020 7187 7373
Email sarah.messenger@lge.gov.uk

Mary Orton, Honorary Secretary

Association of Local Authority Chief Executives (ALACE)
Waverley Borough Council
The Burys
Godalming GU7 1HR

Telephone 01483 523208
Email mary.orton@waverley.gov.uk

Debbie Carvalho

Local Government Employers
Local Government House
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HZ

Telephone 020 7187 7338
Email debbie.carvalho@lge.gov.uk