Synopsis By: Marx - Proceeding Author: Roger Blanpain

In some European countries (Belgium, France, Italy and Germany), arbitration of labor disputes is rarely used and/or is illegal. Instead, labor courts render final adjudication. Sweden and Italy have some experience with arbitration, although in Sweden interest is declining and in Italy the procedure is “informal”. Interest in arbitration has risen in Britain, owing to the efforts of the newly-formed Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. Conciliation (mediation) and fact-finding have wider acceptance than arbitration.