ULR rights

ULRs have a legal right to reasonable paid time off during working hours to carry out their duties where ATL have a workplace recognition agreement.

These duties may include:

  • undertaking relevant training
  • analysing the learning or training needs of ATL members
  • providing information and advice on learning or training
  • arranging learning or training
  • consulting the employer about learning and training
  • preparing for the above.

The law does not assign a negotiating role to ULRs. However, some employers may voluntarily negotiate learning agreements with their ULRs.

For further details, see the ACAS code of practice.

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