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Saturday 23 March 2019
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Trade Union Regulations 2017

We support and value the work of our trade union and professional organisation representatives, promoting a climate of active co-operation between representatives, leadership teams and staff at all levels to achieve real service improvement, best patient care and our desire to be an employer of choice.
As an organisation we recognise that outstanding practice requires an engaged and valued workforce, and we seek to enhance and maintain these excellent employee relations through early involvement, engagement and intelligence sharing with our trade union/professional body partners.

In line with The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 we have published details of “facility time” carried out by our trade union representatives during the year on our website. This covers duties carried out for trade unions or as union learning representatives in relation to our Trust and staff. 

In addition we should like to mention that we have Trade Union Representatives who give up some of their own (unpaid) time to carry out some Trade Union activities/duties, for example, branch meetings which take place after work. Many representatives also attend weekend training events in their own time.