Facilities model agreement for sixth form colleges

The aim of this model policy on facility time is to provide a framework that sixth form colleges can adopt to give trade union representatives time off to undertake union duties.


The guidance in this procedure is jointly recommended by the NJC for Staff in Sixth Form Colleges.

Model policies and policy checklists are designed to assist NEU reps in negotiating the best employment policies on behalf of their members.

Reps should strive to ensure policies are compliant with the NEU models.

Reps should consult members before agreeing new policies or changes to existing policies and should not agree policies that do not meet member expectations, any statutory requirements and NEU minimums.

If a policy is unacceptable members should consider a collective response which may include taking industrial action. For further advice contact your NEU branch.

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Sixth form colleges

Teachers' pay and working conditions in sixth form colleges are decided in negotiations with the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association; the NEU leads the teachers’ side in negotiations.

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