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Arbitration Services

  • Content last reviewed: October 2009

Arbitration Services assists the Minister of Labour in carrying out statutory responsibilities for constituting boards of arbitration and appointing single arbitrators under the Labour Relations Act, 1995, the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act, the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, and the Ambulance Services Collective Bargaining Act, 2001.

The service is responsible for receiving and processing requests from employers and trade unions for the appointment of arbitrators and nominees to boards of arbitration.

The service identifies individuals qualified to act under ministerial appointment, monitors the progress of arbitration proceedings and catalogues awards.

The service maintains a roster of qualified grievance arbitrators, in association with the Labour-Management Advisory Committee, which advises the Minister on matters pertaining to arbitration.