Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

a body established under an Act of Parliament of 1975 to facilitate the resolution of industrial strife. Apart from its important role in resolving major strikes, it is involved in trying to achieve settlements in every case before an employment tribunal. It now offers advice to the general public and training on a ‘prevention-is-better-than-cure’ basis.
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London: Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service, 2005
Of the 115,042 applications registered with employment tribunals in 2003/04, the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service settled nearly half (48,108).
Less formal ways of resolving employment disputes, including the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service's long-awaited voluntary arbitration process, may not prove the hoped-for solution, companies have been told.
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