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Support from Acas North West for organisations affected by changes to public sector funding

At Acas North West we know that the next few years will be a challenging period for public sector bodies and their employees as they try to reduce costs in line with the Government's programme for reducing the public spending deficit. Many savings will inevitably be made through reducing employee numbers and restructuring organisations.

As a public body ourselves and as an authority on change management and employment relations, we are in a position to be able to offer not only a range of services that can help you through difficult times but also a unique understanding of the public sector and the challenges it faces.

How can Acas help?

Acas has over 35 years' experience of helping all kinds of organisations find long-lasting solutions to employment relations issues. This includes extensive experience working with a wide range of public sector organisations in the North West.

You can talk to us in confidence about re-structuring, redundancy, training and communicating change within your organisation. We offer advice and training on:

  • Redundancy and restructuring
  • Working with trade unions and consultation forums
  • TUPE - all you need to know about staff transfers
  • Varying contracts
  • Managing change
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Employee engagement
  • Handling conflict and mediation.

An Acas Senior Adviser can act as a sounding board and offer a practical and impartial view to help prevent issues escalating. Our approach is to help you find workable solutions for you and your workforce. We can show you what has worked elsewhere and the pros and cons of different approaches.

You don't have to be in dispute and we don't impose decisions on you. If you do however find yourself in dispute one of our Senior Conciliators can help you resolve the difficulty.

To find out more about training courses on offer call 0300 123 1150 for more details, or call to find out how we can help or to arrange for an Adviser to meet you and talk through your current issues.