The Central Arbitration Committee

The CAC is a permanent independent body with statutory powers whose role is to resolve disputes, in England, Scotland and Wales, under legislation relating to:

- recognition and derecognition of trade unions

- disclosure of information for collective bargaining

- information and consultation of employees

- European Works Councils

- European Companies and Cooperative Societies, and Cross-Border Mergers

More detailed information can be found in Guidance and Publications

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Professor Sir John Wood CBE

We were saddened to learn of the death, on 9 April, of the former CAC Chairman, Professor Sir John Wood. Professor Wood was appointed Chairman from the inception of the CAC in 1976, having been since 1970 an independent member of its predecessor the Industrial Arbitration Board, to his retirement in 1999. His association with the employment relations sphere was long and distinguished, having handled arbitrations and committees of inquiry since the 1960s, being a member of the Acas Council from 1974 to 1976 and a member of the ILO Committee of Experts.

Simon Gouldstone

14 April 2014