Workers at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) have won more jobs and commitments on workload and grading following strikes.
According to the PCS union: ″Acas management has agreed to immediately recruit extra staff and keep overall conciliation staffing levels under review, with a view to further recruitment rounds to take account of ongoing service demands and staff turnover.
″Acas has also agreed to accelerate work on a new grading redesign in response to union anger at the downgrading of work.
“In the event of case volumes leading to more pressures on the system, Acas management has agreed to consider all possible responses including making the case to government for additional resources.″
Strikes have been suspended while PCS members vote on the offer.