Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) Acclaim Major Increase in Number of Mediations Conducted by the WRC

Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) 2018 Report shows a 206% increase in face-to-face mediations conducted compared with 2017 and a 64% mediation success rate.  


Tuesday, 30th April 2019: Commenting on the recently released Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) 2018 Annual Report*, President of the MII Margaret Considine stated “It is remarkable and commendable that the WRC achieved an increase of 206% in the number of face-to-face mediations conducted in 2018 compared to 2017. In addition, they also achieved a 70% increase in the number of telephone mediations conducted. I also note the 64% success rate in resolving the total number of 1,844 mediations that were conducted by the WRC last year”.

 
“As mediation becomes increasingly recognised as a speedy, efficient, confidential and cost-effective process, which offers disputant parties the opportunity to determine the best outcome for them, it is good to see how successful and efficient mediation is proving to be for state agencies like the WRC,” said Ms Considine.  
 
 
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* Please follow this link to access a copy of the WRC 2018 Annual Report  
 
About The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland
The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland is the professional association for Mediators in Ireland. It is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the use of quality mediation by ensuring the highest standards of education, training, professional practice and regulation. 
 
The Mediators' Institute of Ireland is a company limited by guarantee and registered in Dublin, Ireland.
Its registration number is 418250.
Registered Office:            Suite 112, The Capel Building, Mary's Abbey, Dublin 7, Ireland.
Registered Charity:          CHY16996.
 
 
About Mediation
Mediation is a voluntary process of conflict prevention and resolution that allows the parties an opportunity to address their issues in a confidential, private, and safe environment.  Mediators are trained in conflict resolution skills and techniques and have the expertise needed to give people the best possible opportunity to resolve their disputes.
Mediation is effective:

  • In single-issue and multi-issue disputes
  • In two-people and multi-party conflicts
  • In developing innovative and sustainable solutions when parties are willing but stuck
  • As a preventative intervention early in a conflict
  • As an alternative to avoid further costly public litigation

The mediation process improves communication, narrows outstanding issues, defuses emotions and defines areas of agreement.  Statistics show a success rate for mediation averaging 80 per cent.
For further information see www.themii.ie or contact Stiofán Nutty at +353 87 6175488

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