Trade Unions

Ms Blackmann made this Freedom of Information request to Channel Four Television Corporation

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Dear Channel Four Television Corporation,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, I wish to make a request for the following information from C4:

1. Is C4 currently paying money to any trade union, either through donations or contracts?
2. Has C4 paid any money to trade unions or held any contract with a trade union since 1997?
3. If so, in what form has C4 given money to, or is giving money to, trade unions?
4. Which trade unions have received or are receiving money through donations or contracts?
5. How much money has been paid to each of these trade unions, either in donations or contracts, and when was the money paid?
6. How much money does C4 expect to give each trade union this year?

Many thanks in advance for considering this request.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Blackmann

# FOI Admin, Channel Four Television Corporation

Our Ref: FOI/2011/13

Dear Ms. Blackman,

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which we received on 10^th February 2011. In your
request, you asked us for details of any payments made to trade unions.

We are dealing with your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and we will reply to you within 20 working days of
our receipt of your request. In some circumstances a fee may be payable
and if that is the case, we will let you know the likely charges before
proceeding.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact us.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Admin Team

Channel 4

[1][Channel 4 request email]

Tel + 44 (0) 20 7306 8777

Fax + 44 (0) 20 7306 8351

[2]www.channel4.com

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# FOI Admin, Channel Four Television Corporation

Our Ref: FOI/2011/13

Dear Ms. Blackmann,

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000, which we received on 10^th February 2011. In your
request, you asked us for details of any payments made by Channel 4 to
trade unions since 1997.

Please note that Channel 4 only keeps records of payments made to trade
unions for a period of seven years. Therefore, details of any payments
made before this period are not held by Channel 4.

We can confirm that any payments made to trade unions during this period
were done so at the request of and on behalf of our employees and Channel
4 has not directly made any such payments (whether as a donation or
pursuant to a contract) on behalf of the Corporation. Historically when a
Channel 4 employee joined a trade union, such as BECTU for example,
Channel 4 paid membership fees directly out of that employee's salary if
requested by the employee. However, if an employee now wishes to join or
make a contribution to a trade union, they must make their own payment
arrangements.

Many thanks for your interest in Channel 4.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Admin Team

Channel 4

[1][Channel 4 request email]

Tel + 44 (0) 20 7306 8777

Fax + 44 (0) 20 7306 8351

[2]www.channel4.com

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