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Given that the disputant knows, from prior experience, the possible set of options (therefore the game) available to the conciliation officer they may raise the dispute within the following set of options:
The employer or the employee union intends to utilise the office of the conciliation officer for a protracted legal battle with the other side.
A newly formed, unrecognised trade union is attempting to establish itself by championing any & every worker's grievances before the conciliation officer.
There is a felt need on the part of the dominant union (may be out of political compulsions) to use the conciliation officer to legitimise an understanding between the employer and the employee union.
Socio-political compulsions leave no choice for mutual bargaining and a binary solution through adjudication is sought by formally raising the dispute before the conciliation officer.