Appointment of a settlement officer
Either party may ask the Director to appoint
a settlement officer. Settlement officers do not make binding
decisions; they offer alternatives and suggest areas of settlement based on input from the
employer and the trade union. The parties will decide upon the actual terms of settlement
by mutual agreement and are not restricted to terms established by either judicial or
Discussions with a settlement officer are
held without prejudice to either party and are of an informal nature. Meetings are
voluntary; the director does not have the power to require parties to meet.
To make a request for the appointment of a
settlement officer, use the Request for Appointment application in either fill-in
Please note that applications to CAAB can
only be made by mail, by fax, or in person. The hours for filing any applications or
documents with the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM,
Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. All materials filed after these hours will
be treated as if received at 8:30 AM the next business day.