Conciliation and Mediation Services (CMS) is an organization dedicated to helping labour-management groups change the conversation.
We are a neutral third party that provides impartial conciliation and alternative dispute resolution services to labour and management in unionized private and public sector workplaces in Nova Scotia.
At CMS we feel that an adversarial labour-management relationship is one where everyone loses. We have seen that labour and management can achieve more for everyone when they are collaborative.
That is not to say that labour and management must agree on everything, rather that they disagree respectfully, overcome differences, and work towards common goals together. To assist unionized workplaces in moving in this direction, we have developed a suite of free-of-charge services.
For questions or additional information, please contact Conciliation and Mediation Services.