Statement on London Fire Brigade dispute
Peter Harwood, Acas Chief conciliator says:
"We can confirm that we have made approaches to both parties, offering our conciliation services.
"We understand, though, that they are currently talking directly to one another and have not exhausted their own agreed dispute resolution procedures which include internal conciliation and mediation stages.
"In the event that they fail to make any progress, we are told that they are likely to respond favourably to an Acas invitation to host talks.
"We hope that they are able to resolve the dispute and we remain in touch with the parties and will monitor developments."