Acas Chair re-appointed

July 28th, 2010

acasDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills Employment Relations Minister, Edward Davey, today announced the re-appointment of Ed Sweeney as Chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Council.

Mr Davey said:

“I am pleased to announce that Ed Sweeney will serve a new term as Chair. He has already made a valuable contribution to the work of the Acas Council and I was very keen to see this continue.

“In the current economic climate, relationships between managers and employees can become fraught. Now more than ever, Ed and Acas have a vital role to play in encouraging better industrial relations.”

Ed Sweeney said:

“I am delighted to be reappointed as the Chair of Acas. The last three years have been particularly busy for Acas as we helped businesses and their workforces face the challenges posed by the recession.

“As we pull out of the recession our services from advising on what employment legislation means in practice to resolving high profile workplace disputes will be more vital than ever in meeting the challenges of ensuring economic growth.”

Mr Sweeney will serve a second three year term following the completion of his current appointment on 30 September 2010.

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