Tag Archives: workers’ rights

That’s not mediation!

“Mediator appears to side with teachers union in contract impasse”   This recent headline from a Florida newspaper caught my eye and got me thinking – “Why is the mediator taking sides? S/he should withdraw from the process and have a neutral mediator appointed immediately!” The “mediator” is Scott Milinski, a member of the US […]

Experiences of mediation; industrial and workplace negotiations

With the Abbott Coalition Government and Australian Workers’ Union leader Paul Howes using the Australian media to respond to the Fair Work Commission’s Modern Awards Review, industrial and workplace negotiation techniques are once again in the press. In January this year the Victorian branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU) and the state government settled […]