9780631223269

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780631223269

  • ISBN10:

    0631223266

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-11-02
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction ACAS's first quarter century ix
William Brown
Brian Towers
Setting the pace or running alongside? ACAS and the changing employment relationship
1(30)
W. R. Hawes
Building bridges and settling differences: collective conciliation and arbitration under ACAS
31(36)
John Goodman
Doing more with less: ACAS and individual conciliation
67(26)
Linda Dickens
Operating with style: the work of the ACAS conciliator in individual employment rights cases
93(30)
Gill Dix
Learning through ACAS: the case of union recognition
123(30)
Stephen Wood
Supporting collective bargaining: some comparative reflections
153(10)
Bob Hepple
After collective bargaining? ACAS in the age of human resource management
163(18)
John Purcell
Conclusions The best and the worst of times: ACAS's survival and progress, 1974-2000 and beyond 181(16)
Brian Towers
Contributors 197(2)
Index 199

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