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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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The author discusses the obvious and significant differences between a court judge and an arbitrator, as evident in practice in the United Kingdom. The major differences are the written basis of an arbitration, the informality of the hearing and the objective of problem solving.Ford Motor Co. v. Amalgamated Union of Engineering and Foundry Workers

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A description of the changes from reliance on third-party intervention to “unfettered” collective-bargaining in the United Kingdom.

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Report of the committee on overseas correspondents

Reports on 1973 changes in labor relations law in Australia and the United Kingdom

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Report of the committee on overseas correspondents

Reports on 1973 changes in labor relations law in Australia and the United Kingdom

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A comparison of the dispute settlement procedures in effect prior to enactment of the Industrial Relations Act in 1971, with the procedures followed after that Act’s enactment, and a discussion of how the National Industrial Relations Court has operated after the Act’s enactment.

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Review of British procedures for processing grievances and disputes, with particular emphasis on procedures in manufacturing. Major distinctions from American procedures include lack of arbitral or court interpretation of language; frequent use of oral agreements; maintenance of status quo and delay of strike action until after conciliation efforts fail; standard notice or payment in lieu …

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