Mediation in Labour Disputes: its Implementation in Ukraine and the International Experience

Mykhailo Shumylo


The aim of the paper is to study and compare the experience of implementing mediation in individual and collective labour disputes in the United States and in some countries of the European Union (Italy, France). Both quantitative and qualitative approach is implemented, supported by historical-legal and comparative methods. The Government of Ukraine is attempting to implement mediation, particularly in labour disputes. The implementation of mediation is a necessary decision in which legislative, executive and judicial branches of power are interested. This paper focuses on issues of quicker labour dispute resolution in Ukraine, on the improvement of collective labour dispute resolution and it examines the idea of bringing the protection of labour rights in Ukraine closer to the EU standards.