The Chair, CAC, is appointed by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy, after consulting the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
The Chair selects panels of 3 committee members to adjudicate on applications relating to the statutory recognition and derecognition of trade unions for collective bargaining purposes.
The panels consist of:
- the Chair or a deputy chairman
- 1 member whose experience is as a representative of employers
- 1 member whose experience is as a representative of workers