Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service


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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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The last stage should be referral to an external body such as an independent arbitrator or conciliator like the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), should it not be possible to settle the grievance internally.
Richards say the broad aim is to help employers Peter Richards, director of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service in Wales Picture: ROBERT PARRY JONESdevelop the right approach to employing people.
IN response to Colin Bateson's letter (Mailbag, June 28), ACAS, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, recommends that employers give trade union representatives time off from their employment duties to fulfil their duties as stewards.
As of last month, a former law on workplace discipline and grievance procedures has been replaced with an Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) code of practice.