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Dennis Boyd, former Acas Chief Conciliator passes away

Tuesday 24 February 2009

Dennis Boyd, one of Acas' former Chief Conciliators, has died aged 78.

Dennis joined Acas in March 1979 at the height of the Winter of Discontent and worked for the organisation until 1992. He was heavily involved in attempting to conciliate in the Miners' Strike in the mid 1980s.

John Taylor, Acas Chief Executive, said:

"Dennis will be greatly missed by all in Acas and both Sides of Industry. He was a great character, full of energy and enthusiasm and a great supporter of sensible employment relations. Our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time."

Notes to editors

  1. Acas' aim is to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. It provides information, advice, training and a range of services working with employers and employees to prevent or resolve problems and improve performance. It is an independent statutory body governed by a Council consisting of the Acas Chair and employer, trade union and independent members.

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