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conciliation

a form of intervention in collective and individual INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES in which a third party assists the disputants in resolving their differences. The primary role of the conciliator is to encourage the parties to settle the dispute themselves through continued NEGOTIATION, rather than to cast judgement on the disputants' claims (ARBITRATION) or to bring forward the conciliator's own proposals for a settlement (MEDIATION). In the UK, conciliation services are provided officially by the ADVISORY, CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION SERVICE (ACAS). Conciliation in collective disputes is typically resorted to when agreed procedures for resolving differences have been exhausted and a STRIKE could well occur. Individual conciliation may take place where an employee claims that his or her employer has treated him or her unlawfully. In the UK all such claims that are lodged with EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS are automatically referred to ACAS to determine whether conciliation may render a formal hearing unnecessary. See INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE, UNFAIR DISMISSAL, DISCRIMINATION, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

conciliation

a procedure for settling disputes, most notably INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES, in which a neutral third party meets with the disputants and endeavours to help them resolve their differences and reach agreement through continued negotiation. In the UK the ADVISORY CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION SERVICE acts in this capacity See MEDIATION, ARBITRATION, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
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In response, Mach Mining wanted the lawsuit dismissed because the EEOC allegedly did not conciliate in good faith.
In fact one of the obvious weaknesses in the proposal is that employees may wish to reach agreement via ACAS but already a number of employers have said that they would rather wait to see if a worker puts up the money for an Employment Tribunal claim before deciding whether to conciliate.
1 : to bring into agreement : reconcile <It's hard to conciliate the stories of what happened.
None of these mixed formulas have managed to conciliate between the fight against terrorism and the deep settlement of democratic practices - since the objective of this "democracy" is to justify the continuity of the regime and its involvement in its increasing problems, rather than being a method for dealing with cumulated crises on the economic, living, and political levels.
Neither can the reader be surprised by the judgment that the Jesuits tried to conciliate the Aristotelian view of the soul with the Christian position concerning the soul's substance, while the natural philsophers of Padua reclaimed the independence of philosophical investigations from Christian dogma.
With Wheelwright banished and Vane (who left the colony) out of the way, Cotton took a more moderate stand to conciliate Shepard.
Morocco has become reassured that it would regain the territory occupied by Spain in the past, but it failed to conciliate all the Saharan inhabitants.
Among a list of shortcomings, the Ombudsman said the Law Society had "failed to adopt a neutral stance when seeking to conciliate the complaint".
But something might have been done to conciliate Summers's critics.
In front from the outset under Robert Winston, he stretched out well through the final furlong to beat Conciliate by three lengths, despite flashing his tail under pressure.
This speed merchant led from the off at the North Yorkshire track and was clear a furlong out before running on stoutly to score by three lengths from Conciliate and a couple of other previous winners.
We're up to our necks in brotherly love - conciliate or you'll feel bad.