Acas fears cuts will add to tribunal burdenOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Acas has criticised government proposals to remove some of its duties aspart of employment tribunal system reform. The Government’s consultation paper, Routes to Resolution: Improving DisputeResolution in Britain, published by the DTI, proposes that Acas should notconciliate in cases involving wage deductions, breach of contract andredundancy payments. Acas chairwoman Rita Donaghy said the proposals “would result inthousands of extra cases going to a tribunal hearing”. She said, “We support the Government’s aim of helping and encouragingemployers and employees to resolve disputes in the workplace. “However, we feel the Government’s proposals to remove our duty toconciliate in some cases is at odds with the overall aims of theproposals.” Acas also urged the Government to provide more funding to allow it to expandits role in promoting good practice. It wants an additional £3.5m to extend itsservices to 40,000 organisations.