Conciliation and Mediation Services (CMS) is a neutral third party organization working to help labour-management groups change the conversation. They are a division of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education with a vision of harmonious working relationships and industrial peace in Nova Scotia. They have a suite of free-of-charge services to work towards this vision, which also saves employers and unions considerable time and money.
Join us for this one hour session which will walk participants through what Conciliation and Mediation Services is and the range of services they offer to unionized workplaces. For participants in this session, they will be focussing on how participants can build a better working relationship with their union and unionized employees while saving time, and the organization money by utilizing the services at CMS. In particular, attendees will learn:
- The benefits of joint training with management and unionized staff and which modules CMS has available, including communications, conflict resolution, grievance handling, and labour-management committee best practices, among others;
- The benefits of grievance mediation as compared to arbitration, how to access this CMS service, and what the process entails;
- How to address an acute conflict in the workplace, through bringing in CMS as a neutral third party to coach individuals involved in the conflict; and
- The details of the division's legislated functions, such as first agreement orientations and conciliations.
Conciliation and Mediation Services, NS Department of Labour and Advanced Education
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Pricing Free for members. Pre-registration is required as outlined below.
Pre-registration is required. To register, click on the register for this link above. You must be logged into your member profile to register for this event as it is a member only event.
IMPORTANT: Registering someone other than yourself? If you are a member and are registering someone else to attend the event, do not log into the site to register. The other member must log in themselves using their own member ID and password and register that way. Registrations must be done online.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 12 noon (or earlier if the information session is sold out). Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed. Registration cannot be purchased at the door.
This event is free for members.
As this is a free member event, we ask members to let us know ASAP should they be registered and no longer able to attend, or by February 16th (whichever is sooner). This ensures that the space is made available for other members who are interested in attending. If you are registered and do not plan on attending, it is important to let us know so that the facilitators also know how many people to expect in the session in advance.
By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and the Cancellation Policy.
As this is an information session, CPD hours are not attributed to this session.