Section 87
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 arbitral precedent.

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 WORD format.

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.

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