Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms
In case of labor conflicts and according to the Jordanian Labor Law, the Minister of Labor may appoint one or more Ministry officials to serve as conciliation officers and to carry out mediation for the settlement of collective labor disputes for the sector that the Minister specifies and for the duration that he deems appropriate.
If, for any reason, the conciliation officer, and later on, the Minister, were not able to achieve a settlement between the parties, the Minister shall refer the dispute to a Conciliation Board that he shall set up, consisting of a chairman who shall be appointed by the Minister, and who shall have no connection with the dispute or with trade unions or employers' associations and two or more members representing employers and workers in equal numbers, each party appointing its own representatives on the board. If the conciliation board fails to bring about a settlement to the dispute, the Minister shall refer the dispute to a labor tribunal that shall be set up consisting of three judges commissioned by the Judicial Council for that purpose, upon the request of the Minister. This tribunal's decisions are binding and final to the parties of the dispute and cannot be challenged before any judicial or administrative authority.
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