Handle a request from a trade union learning representative for time off to carry out his or her duties

Key points

  • Employees who are trade union learning representatives are entitled to time off for the purposes of carrying out certain functions including analysing learning or training needs and providing information and advice about learning or training matters. They are also entitled to time off to receive training relevant to the role of learning representative.
  • The entitlement is to a reasonable amount of paid time off.
  • If an employer refuses an employee time off or fails to pay the employee for the time off, the employee may present a claim to the employment tribunal.

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