Acas is seeking to assess the current positions of the parties and to
explore the means and mechanisms for a possible way forward.
Acas is not asking for any prior commitment to any particular or
* Acas is an independent statutory body, not subject to direction
from any minister as to how it exercises its functions. It is
directed by a vouncil consisting of the Acas chair and employer,
trade union and independent members. The Acas mission is to improve
organisations and working life through better employment relations.