Dispute resolution

Alternative dispute resolution describes a range of techniques that involve a neutral third party helping to resolve a dispute between two parties, before recourse to courts or tribunals is necessary. Types of alternative dispute resolution include arbitration, conciliation, mediation and early neutral evaluation.


Royal Mail seeks High Court injunction on Christmas strike action

Royal Mail claims there were “potential irregularities” in the strike ballot.

South Western Railway staff poised for 27-day strike

5 Nov 2019

Train drivers and guards for South Western Railway will stage a 27-day strike in December and January...

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Union denies postal strikes will disrupt election

5 Nov 2019

The Communication Workers Union has denied that its proposed December strikes are politically motivated and designed to disrupt the forthcoming...

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Workers’ rights ‘watered down’ in Johnson’s Brexit deal

18 Oct 2019

The issue of what happens to workers’ rights has become a central plank in the Brexit debate as MPs prepare...

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Postal union votes for Christmas strike action

16 Oct 2019

Royal Mail union members have voted 97% in favour of a national postal strike in the run up to Christmas....

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Sir Brendan Barber: Why we need conflict

8 Oct 2019

Could fairness at work be the Trojan horse that brings individual conflict management back into the board room? Acas chair Sir Brendan Barber explains.

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‘I know I’m not a bully, and I felt the need to say that’: an employee’s account of mediation

30 Sep 2019

An employee shares his experience of workplace mediation.

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British Airways may strip striking pilots of perks

2 Sep 2019

British Airways is thought to be considering stripping travel allowances from pilots who are set to strike next week.

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South Western Railway staff in fresh four-day strike

30 Aug 2019

South Western Railway train drivers and guards have begun their latest walk out in a long-running dispute over the role...

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Ryanair pilots vote to strike

8 Aug 2019

Ryanair’s UK pilots have voted to strike over pay and conditions, claiming that the airline has refused to deal with unions for “decades”. 

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BA pilots will go on strike after airline loses appeal

31 Jul 2019

British Airways pilots will now go on strike after the company lost a second legal bid to stop industrial action...

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BA tries to halt industrial action with High Court injunction

23 Jul 2019

British Airways is seeking an injunction to stop pilots launching strike action over pay...

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Acas: Demand for early conciliation goes up by a fifth

22 Jul 2019

Demand for early conciliation services has risen by 21% compared with last year, according to the latest annual report from...

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Heathrow faces summer disruption as workers vote to strike

12 Jul 2019

Heathrow airport could be shut down for several days this summer because of strike action by more than 4,000 workers.

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