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 is a remarkable ballot result. Acas members are by their nature conciliators but they have been pushed to vote for strike action by the failure of Acas management to deal with their genuine concerns. There is still time for serious talks to take place on these issues but our members have shown their willingness to take action if management don’t change track."