Facility Time

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John Gallacher

Dear Ayrshire College,

Under Freedom of Information Scotland, I wish to receive the following information within 20 working days:

(1) How many hours of facility time per week are allocated to the various trade unions within your college for local business and how is this determined? Is it allocated by trade union or by steward? Please provide a breakdown by trade union.

(2) How many stewards do you have for each recognised union?

(3) Over and above the core allocation to the stewards involved in the local bargaining machinery, do you provide additional facility time to health and safety, learning or equalities reps? If so, please detail arrangements for each trade union and indicate whether or not this allocation is already covered in your response to question one or whether this is additional.

(4) Is more time given to stewards who are involved in the local bargaining machinery to those who are not? Please specify the amount per week for each trade union.

(5) Are any of your local stewards involved in the national bargaining machinery? If so, how much time is allocated to them per week to facilitate this and how many stewards are involved? Please detail for each trade union and indicate whether or not this time is already included in your response to question one or whether this is an additional allocation.

(6) Are any of your local stewards on facility time to run a trade union branch? If so, how many for each trade union and how many hours per week are allocated? Again, is this additional to the response provided for question one?

(7) When stewards are on union business, are there back-filling arrangements in place to cover their work? Please detail the arrangements for each of the recognised unions.

(8) Does your college support the notion of a central facility time fund whereby each college within the sector pays an equal share of the costs associated with national bargaining?

(9) If you answered yes to question 8, please indicate whether or not this position has been put formally to the Employers Association in any relevant discussions/votes.

Yours faithfully,

John Gallacher

Freedom OfInformation, Ayrshire College

Dear Mr Gallacher

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 2 May 2020.

The Scottish Information Commissioner has today extended the timescale public authorities have to respond to a request for information from 20 working days to 60 working days. We aim to respond to your request within 20 working days, however it we need to extend the timescale I will let you know.

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Allyson

Allyson Sharp
Information and Customer Relations Officer
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Internal Ext: 8066

Ayrshire College | Kilmarnock Campus | 18-20 Hill Street | Kilmarnock | KA1 3HY

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June Northcote, Ayrshire College

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Dear Mr Gallacher  

 

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request of
2 May 2020, submitted to Ayrshire College under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Kind regards

 

June

 

Issued by:  June Northcote

Executive Assistant to the Vice Principals and Directors

 

(Vice Principals - Jane McKie and Michael Breen)

(Directors – David Davidson and James Thomson)

 

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I hope you are well.

 

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Allyson

 

From: June Northcote <[email address]>
Sent: 15 June 2020 16:34
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Cc: Allyson Sharp <[email address]>
Subject: FoI Response: John Gallacher 15 June 2020

 

Issued on behalf of Jane McKie, Vice Principal – People

 

Dear Mr Gallacher  

 

Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request of
2 May 2020, submitted to Ayrshire College under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.

 

Kind regards

 

June

 

Issued by:  June Northcote

Executive Assistant to the Vice Principals and Directors

 

(Vice Principals - Jane McKie and Michael Breen)

(Directors – David Davidson and James Thomson)

 

[mobile number]

External Tel: 01563 495040

Internal Ext: 2309

 

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Kilmarnock campus, 18-20 Hill Street, Kilmarnock KA1 3HY

 

[2]www.ayrshire.ac.uk | @AyrshireColl on twitter | ayrshirecollege on
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