FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

18 January 2021

Some employers deduct subscriptions for trade union members directly out of their wages of employees who are trade union members, via the payroll. The employer then gives these payments to the trade union.

Sometimes this arrangement is called the ‘check-off’.

 

Please advise:

 

1. Do you have this arrangement in place for any of your workforce?

 

2. What charge (if any) do you make to trade unions for collecting subscriptions on their behalf?

 

3. What plans (if any) do you have to review your arrangements for collecting subscriptions? Do any such plans including charging trade unions for this service? Alternatively, do they include ending the arrangement altogether and leaving the trade unions to collect their own subscriptions?



East Herts Council Response

03 February 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Some employers deduct subscriptions for trade union members directly out of their wages of employees who are trade union members, via the payroll. The employer then gives these payments to the trade union.

Sometimes this arrangement is called the ‘check-off’.

 

Please advise:

 

1. Do you have this arrangement in place for any of your workforce? Yes

 

2. What charge (if any) do you make to trade unions for collecting subscriptions on their behalf? No charge

 

3. What plans (if any) do you have to review your arrangements for collecting subscriptions? Do any such plans including charging trade unions for this service? Alternatively, do they include ending the arrangement altogether and leaving the trade unions to collect their own subscriptions? No immediate plans to review

 

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.