In line with the new regulations, all employers must publish information on facility time, which is agreed time off from an individual’s job to carry out a trade union role, before 31 July.
The trade union (facility time publication requirements) regulations 2017 came in to force on 1 April 2017. There is a legal requirement to publish this information. The Trust data for the financial year April 2017 to March 2018 is outlined below, and this is published in both our Annual Report and on our website, in line with the regulation requirements.
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust regards the active participation of Trade Unions in its work as an important part of its approach to staff engagement. Trade Union officials working within the Trust are governed by the Trust Partnership Agreement.