PCS members who work as conciliators for Acas have voted overwhelmingly in support of industrial action, which would include strike action as well as action short of strike.
In a ballot of conciliators which closed today (16), 83% voted in favour of strike action, with 89% voting in favour of action short of strike. The turnout was an excellent 65%, which is well above the 50% threshold imposed by recent government legislation.
PCS general Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “This vote shows the strength of feeling among the PCS members in Acas who are affected by the changes to the conciliation service that Acas management have been trying to push through since 2016. The result is a great boost to PCS as we re-enter talks with Acas on 20 March. We hope that these talks are fruitful and will produce an agreed way forward for our members and Acas as a whole.”