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In the United Kingdom, the majority of employment disputes are resolved by Employment Tribunals, rather than civil courts. A statutory body – the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (or “ACAS”) advises employers, employer associations, workers and trade unions, and any party to a dispute (existing or anticipated) can request the assistance of ACAS. The main …

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In some European countries (Belgium, France, Italy and Germany), arbitration of labor disputes is rarely used and/or is illegal. Instead, labor courts render final adjudication. Sweden and Italy have some experience with arbitration, although in Sweden interest is declining and in Italy the procedure is “informal”. Interest in arbitration has risen in Britain, owing to …

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An Overseas Correspondent reports a dramatic change of British labor relations activity, occasioned by the change from Conservative Party to Labor Party government. The Conservative-sponsored Industrial Relations Act 1971 was abolished, followed by enactment of the Trade Union and Labor Relations Act 1974 and the Employment Protection Act 1975. The mediation activities of the Advisory, …

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