Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service


Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service
= ACAS
A UK government body set up in 1975 to mediate in industrial disputes in both the public and private sectors. Its findings are not binding on either side, but carry considerable weight. Its members, who are appointed by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, include employers and trade unionists as well as academics and other independent persons. ACAS does not, itself, carry out arbitrations but may recommend an arbitration to be held by the Central Arbitration Committee or other bodies. Since 1998 ACAS has also appointed arbitrators to give binding decisions in cases of alleged unfair dismissal.

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