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Employment Relations in Britain: 25 years of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Employment Relations in Britain: 25 years of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

Brian Towers (Editor), William Brown (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-22326-9

Nov 2000, Wiley-Blackwell

220 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$60.00

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This volume brings together contributions from eminent academics and senior ACAS officials to provide a fascinating account of the agency's achievements, failures and remarkable survival during a period of political upheaval and dramatic economic and industrial relations change.
1. Introduction: John Houghton (Chairman, ACAS).

2. The First Quarter Century: William Brown (University of Cambridge) and Brian Towers (Nottingham Trent University).

3. Setting the Pace or Running Alongside? ACAS and the Changing Employment Relationship: Bill Hawes.

4. Building Bridges and Settling Differences: Collective Conciliation and Arbitration Under ACAS: John Goodman.

5. Doing More With Less: ACAS and Individual Conciliation: Linda Dickens.

6. Doing it with Style: The Work of the ACAS Conciliator in Individual Employment Rights Cases: Gill Dix.

7. Learning from a Repeating History? ACAS and Trade Union Recognition: Stephen Wood.

8. Supporting Collective Bargaining: Some Comparative Reflections: Bob Hepple.

9. After Collective Bargaining? ACAS in the Age of Human Resource Management: John Purcell.

10. The Best and the Worst of Times: Survival and Progress, 1974-2000 and Beyond: Brian Towers and William Brown.

"This book provides an admirably concise, well referenced source of information..." Industrial Law Journal, Vol 30.