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What is a Notice of Dispute (NOD)

Date: October 31, 2017
Type: AFA Article

Once a Notice of Dispute (NOD) has been filed by your Local Council, the company and AFA representatives are obligated to take part in discussions to resolve the issue. To the maximum extent possible, AFA and company participants should be close to the issue in dispute in terms of factual knowledge, subject-matter expertise, work locale and responsibilities. 

AFA and company participants trained in interest-based dispute resolution will have 30 calendar days to resolve the matter.

  • If these parties resolve the issue locally, the Flight Attendant will be advised of the outcome and the matter will be concluded. 
  • If the parties are unable to resolve the issue locally, the issue will be brought to the Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) through a document jointly prepared by the participants in the local discussions. 

For additional information on both the Dispute Resolution Process and Notice of Dispute (NOD) please review our previously published article on Unitedafa.org. or speak to your Local Council Representatives.

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