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Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

A quasi-government body in the United Kingdom that mediates disputes between employers and workers (usually unions). It was established near the end of the 19th century. It was quite famous in the 1970s and 1980s, when labor disputes in Britain were very common.

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

an independent service set up in 1975, financed by the government and used to resolve collective and individual INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES in the UK. It is able to provide CONCILIATION to bring the parties together and to provide ARBITRATION and MEDIATION where it is deemed desirable. ACAS also provides advisory services to employers, employees and trade unions on work and employment issues. See CENTRAL ARBITRATION COMMITTEE, EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL.

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

a body established in the UK in 1975 to provide counselling services with regard to INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS and employment policy matters, in particular that of MEDIATION, CONCILIATION and ARBITRATION in cases of INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE.
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ACAS is voluntary, but now, there are plans in the works for it to become mandatory.
More than half the 1,300-plus disputes in which ACAS conciliated were about pay or terms and conditions of employment.
It is important to remember ACAS will not provide an opinion on the merits of any claim, but will provide information about the law and how compensation is assessed.
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ACAS states the advantages to early conciliation include the fact that it reduces cost and informs the parties of the strengths and weaknesses of their case prior to any formal proceedings being instigated.
Conciliation service ACAS said employers and workers had been placed under "strain" as a result of the economic downturn.
Since April 6 the role of ACAS in relation to employment tribunal claims was extended, which means for anyone bringing a claim against their employer it is now mandatory to contact ACAS before issuing a claim.
FROM 6 April 2014, ACAS introduced its new Early Conciliation Service for any individual considering issuing an Employment Tribunal claim.