Arbitration, Negotiation and Mediation
We have been involved in many negotiations and mediations of many types and the principal Associate Member of the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of New Zealand for many years.
If not settled once a grievance has been filed most matters proceed to the informal mediation process encouraged by the Employment Relations Authority in an effort to reach early resolution. A mediator may record an agreement, identify and work through areas of disagreement, propose ways to resolve the issues and if all parties agree settle the matter. Settlements are binding and usually confidential to the parties.