Do non-union employee representatives have the right to paid time off to carry out their duties?

Non-union employee representatives have the right to paid time off if they are:

  • health and safety representatives;
  • representatives of an information and consultation body established under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/3426);
  • employee members of a special negotiating body established for the purposes of setting up a European Works Council (EWC), or the representatives of the EWC once established;
  • employee representatives elected for the purposes of consultation under the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Consultation by Employers Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/349);
  • employee representatives elected for the purposes of consultation about TUPE transfers; or
  • employee representatives elected for the purposes of consultation regarding collective redundancies.