The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has limited information, presented in the table below. However information is not held on those employees who chose to pay their trade union subscriptions themselves directly through direct debit to their trade union. Therefore an accurate overall percentage figure cannot be given, as it would not include these employees.
Percentage belonging to a trade union
This data is based on the position at 31st March in each of the years given and the number of staff who paid their trade union subscriptions through the payroll. This includes permanent staff, those on fixed-term contracts, those on paid loan/secondment in/out of DCMS and those on paid maternity leave.