Resolving Employment Rights Disputes Through Mediation: The New Zealand Experience and ACAS Arbitration

Comparing the effectiveness of conciliation, mediation and arbitration in employment rights disputes.

Susan Corby | May 1999
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About the book

This book is the second in a series of Comparative Notes published by the Institute of Employment Rights.

The Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998 introduced mediation as an alternative to Tribunals for resolving unfair dismissal disputes.

This booklet, with a foreword by Angela Foulkes, Secretary of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, looks at the differences between conciliation, mediation and arbitration, as forms of alternative dispute resolution and concludes that mediation is by far the most effective.


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