Trade Union office accommodation

Reference: 

375

Request detail: 

1. Please provide details of any office accommodation your organisation provides to staff to carry out trade union business. Please include details of:

space measured in square feet
how much of this space is contained within entirely separate buildings (i.e. occupied solely by staff carrying out trade union business)
whether a professional valuation of the market rental value of the space has been sought either in-house or externally, and if so, what the valuation of the space was
any charges your organisation levies for office space given to trade unions.

2. Please advise any estimates for other costs met for those staff on trade union facility time apart from salaries - including travel expenses, office supplies, telephone expenses and energy bills.

Response detail: 

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service provides office accommodation to the Fire Brigade’s Union. This space measures 179 square feet and is contained within an operational building. It has never been valued and SFRS has not separately identified any of the other costs. Travel expenses for those staff carrying out trade union duties are met by the unions themselves.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Saturday, 8 February, 2014

Responded: 

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

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