The Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre is established to resolve certain disputes arising from labour, employment, industrial relations, workplace, etc, between parties using the process of mediation and/or conciliation. The Centre uses mediation and/or conciliation technique(s) to assist parties resolve their dispute and arriveat mutually acceptable agreement In less costly, speedy and efficient manner.
The purpose of the Centre is to use the Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques to assist parties to resolve their dispute and arrive at mutually acceptable agreement in less costly,speedy and efficient manner. It is aimed at preserving relationship through reconciliation of parties in dispute thereby engendering industrial peace and harmony ingredients that are germane for economic and industrial development of the country.
Mediation is another of the methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) available to parties. Mediation is essentially a negotiation facilitated by a neutral third party. Unlike arbitration, which is a process of ADR somewhat similar to trial. ADR procedures can be initiated by the parties or may be compelled by legislation, the courts, or contractual terms.