Universities Act, 1997

Dispute resolution.

26.—(1) A governing authority shall establish procedures for the resolution of disputes which arise in the university, other than disputes to be dealt with through normal industrial relations structures operating in the university or appeals conducted in accordance with section 27 (2)(e).

(2) Procedures established under subsection (1) shall—

(a) be specified in a statute,

(b) be established following consultation with trade unions and staff associations representing employees of the university and with the students union or other student representative body, and

(c) provide for consideration of issues in dispute by an independent person or persons, as appropriate, one of whom, in the case of a constituent university, shall be a nominee of the Chancellor of the National University of Ireland.

(3) Subsections (1) and (2) shall not apply to Trinity College.