Prior to the formal hearing of an industrial dispute, the Secretariat of the Arbitration Council requires the parties to complete several tasks, including:

Selection of the Arbitration Panel

Each party must choose an Arbitrator from their list to hear the case by completing an Arbitrator Selection Form

  • The worker party selects an Arbitrator from the Employee List;
  • The employer party selects an Arbitrator from the Employer List; and
  • The two arbitrators selected by the parties select the third Arbitrator from the Ministry List.

The Secretariat will then schedule the hearing date and notify the parties of the date.

Submission of Evidence

Prior to the hearing parties are also encouraged to submit any evidence they may have in relation to their dispute to assist the Arbitration Panel and support any claims the parties may have in relation to their dispute.

Forms

Depending on the type of dispute, the Secretariat of the Arbitration Council may also require parties to complete a form. Parties in dispute are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the forms and the content that may be required.