Central Arbitration Committee

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Central Arbitration Committee

Central Arbitration Committee

Central Arbitration Committee

Central Arbitration Committee

Central Arbitration Committee

Central Arbitration Committee

JOHNSTON, Callum William (born 1946), Secretary and Chief Executive, Central Arbitration Committee, 1999–2002

COX, Dennis George (1914 - 2007), Under-Secretary (Industrial Relations), Department of Employment, 1971–74; a Deputy Chairman, Central Arbitration Committee, 1977–84

DOUGHTY, George Henry (1911 - 1998), General Secretary, Technical and Supervisory Section, Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers, 1971–74, retired; Member, Central Arbitration Committee, 1976–85

BUTTON, Howard (Stransom) (1873 - 1943), Alderman, City of London for Ward of Tower; one of HM’s Lieutenants and Commissioner of Assize, City of London; DL, JP County Middlesex; Alderman Middlesex County Council; Chairman Central Valuation Committee; Member Cinematograph Advisory Committee; Hon. Col 61st (Middlesex) AA Regt, RA; Military Member Middlesex Territorial Army and Air Force Association and Chairman Buildings Committee; General Commissioner Income Tax; Freeman of City of London; Member Court of Assistants, Guild of Freemen, Renter Warden Worshipful Company of Gardeners; Member of Court Worshipful Companies of Bakers, Broderers and Paviors; Vice-President, United Wards Club and President, City Livery Club; President, National Fire Brigades Association (South Midland District); Member Governing Body, University College School; Chairman Alfred Button & Sons, Ltd, and Associated Companies; Director County Fire Office, Ltd, Uxbridge Maidenhead and Wycombe and District Gas Co. and Ascot Gas Co.; Warden for Middlesex King George’s Jubilee Trust; Member King George’s National Memorial Fund Committee and King George’s Fields Foundation; Member, London Court of Arbitration; Officer of Order of St John of Jerusalem; Life Member, Royal Society of St George


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The CAC was created by the Employment Relations Act 1975 in the UK and is the latest in a series of standing national arbitration bodies which dates back to the early years of the twentieth century. On its foundation, the CAC consisted of an independent chair and deputy chair with two panels of side members representing employers and trade unions. Its function was to provide a range of arbitration services, but these were whittled away by successive Conservative governments until by the mid-1990s the CAC was restricted to providing voluntary arbitration in trade disputes and adjudicating in disputes over disclosure of information for the purpose of collective bargaining. From being a relatively marginal body within British industrial relations, however, the CAC has assumed a much more significant role. The Employment Relations Act 1999 charged the CAC with determining applications for statutory trade union recognition and endowed the CAC with considerable powers for interpreting and applying the regulations governing statutory recognition.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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