Trade Union Bill

to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List]

After Clause 12



Insert the following new Clause—

“Review: cost of facility time

(1)     The Secretary of State must conduct a review of the cost of facility time to
public sector employers.

(2)     The review shall include but not be limited to—

(a)   recording and publishing time taken for facilities provided by
union representatives;

(b)   the amount of money used for facility time, including paid time
away from work;

(c)   the amount of hours union representatives spend carrying out
representative work outside of their working hours;

(d)   the percentage of money spent on facility time taken up with
different trade union activities;

(e)   whether the facility time provided is sufficient for union
representatives to perform their functions;

(f)   the benefits which may accrue to the taxpayer and wider public
from supporting the work of trade union representatives in the
public sector;

(g)   a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of the role of union
representatives in the public sector;

(h)   the costs to a public sector employer of monitoring and publishing
data on facility time; and

(i)   analysis and comparisons of employment tribunal cases, dismissal
rates, voluntary exit rates and workplace related injuries within
unionised and non-unionised workplaces.”

Clause 14



Leave out Clause 14 and insert the following new Clause—

“Payroll deductions: union subscriptions from wages in public sector

(1)     The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument
establish a system of payroll deduction for the purposes of deducting trade
union subscriptions from wages in the public sector.

(2)     A trade union may act as an administrator for an employer for the purposes
of this section.

(3)     Any employee whose employer deducts income tax under normal Pay As
You Earn rules, and who has contracted with a union under subsection (2),
may contribute to the union of their choice direct from their salary.”


Prepared 23rd February 2016