Updated to include a link to the Government's trade union facility time publication service.
Updated to include information on the Time Off for Public Duties Order 2018, which is in force from 1 October 2018.
Public sector employers have just a few more weeks to publish information on individuals' time off to carry out a trade union role.
Updated to take into account the new duty on public-sector employers to publish trade union facility time, effective from 1 April 2017.
Updated to highlight the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation in force from 25 May 2018, on this document.
Updated to include government guidance on the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.
In Edwards and another v Encirc Ltd  IRLR 528 EAT, the EAT held that the time employee representatives spent attending trade union and health and safety meetings constituted "working time" under the Working Time Regulations 1998.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the employment tribunal adopted an unduly restrictive approach when deciding that the time spent by two trade union representatives attending union meetings during the day was not "working time". The EAT said that the correct approach is to take into account the aims of the EU Directive relating to working time.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to time off for trade union duties/activities.