How can a party to a collective agreement apply for consensual mediation-arbitration?
Only the parties to a collective agreement can apply for a referral to consensual mediation-arbitration. Parties must agree to apply to the director for mediation-arbitration.
One party can file an application with the Board by using the Board’s online application process. During the application process, the applying party must confirm both parties are in agreement to apply for consensual mediation-arbitration. The $100 filing fee can be paid through the online application process. If you can't use the online application process and need an alternate means of filing an application, contact us.
Once the application has been submitted through the online application process, you will be able to save a copy of the completed application.
The Director of the CAAB will appoint an arbitrator from the Register of Arbitrators.
Fees and expenses charged by the arbitrator are typically split between the parties and aren't governed by CAAB or the Code.