Currently the Ministry has two employees on secondment to the PCS Trade Union and their salaries are reimbursed by the union. No other facilities are made available to them as they work at Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Headquarters.
Facilities Agreements between the Ministry of Justice and the Trade Union Sides follow the provisions of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the ACAS Code of Practice "Time off for Trade Union Duties and Activities" available at:
The number of days that other staff spent on trade union activity within the last year, for which figures are available, is 43,208. The estimated annual total salary cost of such activity is £6.5 million.