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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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