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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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At this point, the conciliator has got not much leeway and any of the parties not satisfied with the induced offers can spoil the conciliation proceedings.
A total of 1,317 disputes were referred to the Conciliation Services Division compared to 1,283 in 2007.
The conciliation service ACAS is holding discussions with both sides in an attempt to restart negotiations, BA said.
According to the Minister's scheme, religious leaders such as Buddhist monks, Muslim and Hindu leaders, clergies, retired School Teachers, Principals, well respected persons in that AGA divisions would be included as the members of the proposed Conciliation Boards.
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Protests of a Notice of Deficiency or Notice of Determination are made by request for conciliation to BCMS or by a petition to the DTA [Tax Law sections 170(3-a) and 170(e); 20 NYCRR sections 3000.
Designed as a basic instruction manual for those act as both conciliators and support for complainants, this text addresses topics such as patient safety incidents, mediation, termination of the doctor-patient relationship and how to organize meetings for conciliation.
The trial revolved around the sacking of Athens, Alabama by Union forces at a time when the official policy towards Southern civilians rested upon the idea of conciliation.
Further, though the Fair Housing Act requires that agencies always attempt conciliation to the extent feasible, only about a third of the files showed evidence of such attempts.
We are still some way apart but there is room for conciliation and we do want the matter resolved sooner rather than later
In 1904, the Parliament of the new Commonwealth of Australia enacted the Conciliation and Arbitration Act.
It changed its name to the Industrial Relations Service in 1960 and then the Conciliation and Advisory Service in 1972, but the basic service was much the same and remained under governmental control.