CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION SERVICE News Release issued by The
Government News Network on 29 June 2007
employment relations service, is extending its expertise by
providing conciliation in selected cases referred to it by the
Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
Acas saves the UK economy approximately £25m each year through
effective individual conciliation. In 2005/06 the EAT accepted 836
cases for appeal. The types of cases which are expected to be
referred to Acas by the EAT include;
- where the parties employment relationship is ongoing
- where a case could be referred back to the employment tribunal
- appeals relating to monetary awards.
Rita Donaghy, Acas Chair said:
'Acas has been helping individuals settle their cases before
reaching an employment tribunal for over 30 years. Around
three-quarters of claims are settled or withdrawn with our help so
it makes sense to extend our expertise further. We welcome the
opportunity to work with the EAT to do this.'
The Honourable Mr Justice Elias, President of EAT said:
'We are delighted we have been able to reach an agreement
with Acas to make its services available in cases where
conciliation might assist the parties in reaching a resolution
without the need for a Hearing."
Notes to editors
1. Acas' aim is to improve organisations and working life
through better employment relations. It provides information,
advice, training and a range of services working with employers
and employees to prevent or resolve problems and improve
performance. It is an independent statutory body governed by a
Council consisting of the Acas Chair and employer, trade union and
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