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The trade union (facility time publication requirements) regulations 2017: there is a legal requirement to publish this information.

The Trust’s data for the financial year April 2023 to March 2024 is outlined below, and this is also published in our Annual Report, in line with the regulation requirements.

Maidstone and 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 facility time data:

Your organisation

  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Employees in your organisation

  • 5,001 to 9,999 employees

Trade union representatives and full-time equivalents

  • Trade union representatives: 30
  • FTE trade union representatives: 27.08

Percentage of working hours spent on facility time

  • 0% of working hours: 6 representatives
  • 1 to 50% of working hours: 22 representatives
  • 51 to 99% of working hours: 2 representatives
  • 100% of working hours: 0 representatives

Total pay bill and facility time costs

  • Total pay bill: £440171000
  • Total cost of facility time: £60674.83
  • Percentage of pay spent on facility time: 0.01%

Paid trade union activities

  • Hours spent on paid facility time: 820
  • Hours spent on paid trade union activities: 0
  • Percentage of total paid facility time hours spent on paid TU activities: 0.00%