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Employment Relations Act 1999

CAC, ACAS, Commissioners and Certification Officer

Section 24: CAC: members

235.The appointment of CAC members is covered by section 260 of the 1992 Act. Section 24 contains new provisions to replace the first three subsections of section 260. It gives the Secretary of State the power to appoint all members of the CAC and enables him to appoint one of them as chairman and one or more of them as deputy chairmen. In carrying out these functions, the Secretary of State must consult ACAS, and may consult others as he sees fit. Currently, ACAS nominates all members of the Committee, apart from the chairman.

236.The section also provides that all the persons appointed to the Committee must be experienced in industrial relations and that the Secretary of State must ensure that among the CAC’s membership there are both individuals experienced as representatives of employers and as representatives of workers.

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