Air Jamaica (1968) Ltd v National Workers Union

 
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Industrial Disputes Tribunal

Martin, C.; Holness, R.; White, R.;

IDT

Air Jamaica (1968) Limited
and
National Workers Union

Labour Law - Industrial Tribunals — Awards — Interpretation

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Reference is made to the Award dated 4 th May, 1976, of the Tribunal consisting of –

Dr. John Martin

Chairman

Mr. Noel Holness

Employers' Representative

Mr. Dorrel White

Workers' Representative

2

Appointed to settle the above dispute.

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The National Workers Union, by letter dated 7 th May, 1976, requested a meting of the Tribunal to interpret the Award in respect of the following Claim:

Claim 9

Shift Premium

Claim 11a

Meal Allowance

Claim 30c

Merit Allowance

Claim 34a

Transportation Allowance

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Manton & Hart, Attorneys-at-Law, on behalf of Air Jamaica (1968) Limited, by letter dated 13 th May, 1976, requested interpretation of the Claims as listed hereunder;_

Claim 11(a)

Meal Allowance

Claim 13(c)

Sick Leave

Claim 16

Departmental Leave

Claim 30(a)

Wages

Claim 30(c)

Merit Area

Claim 34(a)

Transportation

Claim 34(b)

Transportation

Claim 40

Reservation

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The Tribunal met on the 2 nd June, 1976, and heard submissions from the company and the National Workers Union in the matter. The decision of the Tribunal was as follows:

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Claim 9 Shift Premium — Article 13

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A premium of 15¢ per hour is payable to all staff who are required to work on shift during the hours of 6.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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A premium of 20¢ per hour is payable to all staff who are required to work on shift during the hours of 6.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m.

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Claim 11(a) — Allowances

10

The Meal Allowance of $2.25¢ relates to those employees who were entitled to meal allowance prior to the making of the Award and should be on a daily.

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Claim 13(c) Sick Leave

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If any period of absence on account of sickness exceeds three (3) working days, such absence must be covered by a medical certificate.

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Claim 16 — Departmental Leave

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The Award of five (5) days Departmental Leave per annum refers to a calendar year.

15

For the period May 4 th — December 31, 1976, the employees are only entitled to the proportionate part of five days, i.e. three (3) days.

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Claim 30(a)(i) Wages

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The 10% on existing rates relates to rates as at 1 st October, 1976.

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Claim 30(c) Merit Area

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The Tribunal made no award.

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Claim 34(a) Transportation

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The Award of $55.00 per month transportation allowance relates to qualifying employees at the Manley and Donald Sangster Airports.

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Claim 34(b)

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We award transportation boundaries to include Edgewater, Portmore, Stony Hill and Bull Bay. Arrangements for transportation within these boundaries. Should be...

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