G. & D. Regulations

11. MEDIATION

(a) In relation to a Grievance between Members pursuant to section 8.3, GHFA will require Members to attend a meeting with a representative of GHFA and an independent person who shall act as a mediator for the purpose of attempting to reach agreement for the resolution of the Grievance.

(b) Unless otherwise determined by GHFA, any costs involved in the mediation, including the costs of the Mediator, shall be borne equally by the parties to the Grievance.

(c) The mediation shall commence within fourteen (14) days after the submission of a Grievance Form.

(d) The mediation shall be conducted on a without prejudice basis and the mediator shall have no power to impose any Suspension, decision or sanction on any of the parties.

(e) Mediation shall continue for a period no longer than thirty (30) days.

(f) Unless agreement has been reached within thirty (30) days of the start of the mediation, GHFA will, refer the matter to the GPT in accordance with these Regulations.

(g) Any failure by a Member to attend mediation convened in accordance with this section when reasonably requested by GHFA to do and without reasonable excuse shall amount to Misconduct. The Board may refer such matters to the GPT for determination pursuant to section 8.2.

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