Statistics on Labour Dispute Resolution
Over the period of 1 May 2003 to 31 May 2011, the Arbitration Council received over 1022 cases. The yearly caseloads for this period are shown in the table below. These cases involved enterprises employing a total of more than 896,045 workers, the large majority of them women.
The success rates have been continuously increased; of the 977 cases received through March 2011, 70.52 percent were reported as resolved successfully. The ACF considers a successful outcome to be one where the Arbitration Council has either:
a) facilitated an agreement between the parties to settle the dispute;
b) issued an award which (even if it was opposed) has been fully or substantially implemented to resolve the dispute; or
c) issued an award which (although it was opposed) has formed the basis for a post-award settlement between the parties and which resolves the dispute.