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:

  • Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP)
  • Association of Schools and College Leaders (ASCL)
  • Association of Professionals in Education and Children’s Trusts (ASPECT)
  • Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)
  • GMB
  • National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
  • National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)
  • National Union of Teachers (NUT)
  • University and College Union (UCU)
  • Unison
  • Unite
  • VOICE

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, 125KB) 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).

Time off and expenditure for the Council’s Trade Union representatives for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 is as follows:-

Corporate Function

Relevant Union Officials

Number of employees who were relevant union official during the above period Full-time equivalent employee number
7 6.55

Percentage of time spent of Facility Time

% of time  
0% 1
1 to 49% 6
50 to 99% 0
100% 0

Percentage of pay bill spent on Facility Time

Total cost of facility time £12,624.00
Spending on facilities time as a percentage of the total pay bill 0.02%

Education Function

Relevant Union Officials

Number of employees who were relevant union official during the above period Full-time equivalent employee number
10 6.91

Percentage of time spent of Facility Time

% of time  
0% 10
1 to 49% 0
50 to 99% 0
100% 0

Percentage of pay bill spent on Facility Time

Total cost of facility time £0.00
Spending on facilities time as a percentage of the total pay bill 0%

    Notes:

    • Education Function total cost of facilities time reflects the financial contributions received from Schools and Academies into the Council’s Trade Union Facilities Time Service Level Agreements.
    • the above table reflects seconded and ad hoc Trade Union time

    Further details on published public sector trade union facilities time can be found on GOV.UK.

    Published September 2018

    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

    Deborah Burton, GMB Education Convenor

    Erith School

    Email: debbieburtongmb@gmail.com
    Mobile: 07845 113556

    National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)

    Etain Kilbane, Regional Officer NAHT, Greater London East

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

    Mobile: 07966 236147
    HQ: 0300 30 30 333
    Email: etain.kilbane@naht.org.uk

    National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)

    Stuart Darke, NASUWT Regional Organiser

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

    Telephone: 020 7490 6130
    Fax: 020 7490 6138
    Email: rc-london@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

    Francesca Allton, Unison Regional Organiser

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

    Telephone: 020 7535 6643
    Email: f.allton@unison.co.uk or Greaterlondonregion@unison.co.uk
    Website: Unison Bexley Branch

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

    Ruth Hydon, Regional Officer

    Dagenham Office
    Transport House 4648
    New Road
    Dagenham
    Essex RM9 6YS

    Telephone: 020 8596 9966
    Fax: 020 8595 7930
    Email: Ruth.hydon@unitetheunion.org

    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

    Tel: 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