Facilities Time

Facilities Time

Introduction
Trade union facility time and facilities are the time and resources (access to ICT and accommodation etc.) that unions negotiate from employers so that they are able to represent members both individually and collectively in negotiations with managers.
Union representatives have had a statutory right to reasonable paid time off to carry out trade union duties since 1975, and most of the current provisions comeunder the Trade Unions and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, introduced by the then Conservative government.

Guidance on the practical application of these provisions is provided in the recently revised ACAS Code of Practice ‘TimeOff for Trade Union Duties and Activities’.