Facility Time

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John Gallacher

Dear City of Glasgow 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

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Thank you for your enquiry.  I have forwarded your email to the relevant
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Enquiries

City of Glasgow College

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From: John Gallacher <[FOI #661846 email]>
Sent: 02 May 2020 12:38 PM
To: enquiries <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Facility Time
 
Dear City of Glasgow 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

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Ann Butcher, City of Glasgow College

(Email sent on behalf of Paul Clark, College Secretary)

Dear Mr Gallacher

Acknowledgement of Receipt of a Request for Information

Ref No: 21/19-20

Thank you for your email received on 02 05 20 requesting information from
City of Glasgow College.  Your request is being dealt with under the terms
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and will be answered
within twenty working days*.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours sincerely

PAUL CLARK

College Secretary

(0141 375 6807)

*  Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 has temporarily extended the statutory
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reply to requests as quickly as possible, the statutory deadline for
responding to requests and reviews is now 60 working days.  These changes
have been introduced in recognition of the substantial challenges faced by
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From: enquiries <[email address]>
Sent: 05 May 2020 11:04
To: John Gallacher <[FOI #661846 email]>
Cc: Ann Butcher <[email address]>; Paul Clark
<[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Facility Time
 
Thank you for your enquiry.  I have forwarded your email to the relevant
department  and they will respond to you directly.

Kind regards,

Enquiries

City of Glasgow College

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From: John Gallacher <[FOI #661846 email]>
Sent: 02 May 2020 12:38 PM
To: enquiries <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Facility Time
 
Dear City of Glasgow 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

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Liz Taylor, City of Glasgow College

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(Email sent on behalf of Paul Clark, College Secretary)
Dear Mr Gallacher
Request for Information Ref No: 21 / 19-20 - Facility Time
Thank you for your email received on 02.05.20 where you requested
information from City of Glasgow College. Please find attached the
response from this College.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within 40 working days of the date of receipt of the response to
your original letter and should be addressed to: Paul Clark, College
Secretary.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision (www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal).
Yours sincerely
PAUL CLARK
College Secretary
(Tel 0141 375 6807)

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personal views represented herein. Email communications may be subject to
interception by third parties or possible data corruption and City of
Glasgow College accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the content of
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enquiries, City of Glasgow College

I have passed this on to Ann Butcher and Paul Clark who will be in touch
with you shortly.
Thanks again for your enquiry.

Kind regards,

Enquiries

City of Glasgow College

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From: John Gallacher <[FOI #661846 email]>
Sent: 02 May 2020 12:38 PM
To: enquiries <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Facility Time
 
Dear City of Glasgow 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

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Anne Stalker, City of Glasgow College

Dear Mr Gallacher
I have been advised that an e-mail you sent in May 2020 has been
acknowledged for a second time.  I apologise for this error and any
inconvenience this may have caused.
Kind regards
Anne

Anne Stalker

Administration Services Manager

Administration Services

0141 375 5301

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59677128

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confidential and the subject of legal privilege. If you are not the
intended recipient, please notify the sender of this email immediately,
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disclose or use the content in any way. City of Glasgow College does not
accept any legal responsibility of liability (including in negligence) for
the contents of this communication, nor does it endorse or accept any
personal views represented herein. Email communications may be subject to
interception by third parties or possible data corruption and City of
Glasgow College accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the content of
communications altered after transmission from the college network.

References

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2. https://www.twitter.com/cofgcollege
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4. https://www.linkedin.com/company/city-of...
5. https://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/
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