Resolving a Dispute

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IAMA Labour Arbitration Rules

The preferred method of resolving a dispute between an employer and an employee or a group of employees is by direct on the job negotiation by the parties. The intervention of a third party mediator or arbitrator should be viewed as a 'last resort' means of resolving the dispute. Nevertheless there will be occasions on which all avenues of direct negotiation have been exhausted and progress towards resolution requires such third party intervention.

IAMA previously published rules to facilitate the mediation or arbitration of disputes where direct negotiations have not resulted in a resolution of the dispute. If these Rules are referred to in an industrial award or enterprise agreement made before November 2016, or you require a copy of the IAMA Labour Arbitration Rules please contact us >>

For assistance with insertion of appropriate guidance for dispute resolution in awards and agreements established after November 2016, please contact us >>