Air Jamaica (1968) Ltd v National Workers Union
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
Martin, C.; Holness, R.; White, R.;
Labour Law - Industrial Tribunals — Awards — Interpretation
Reference is made to the Award dated 4 th May, 1976, of the Tribunal consisting of –
Dr. John Martin
Mr. Noel Holness
Mr. Dorrel White
Appointed to settle the above dispute.
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:
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;_
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:
Claim 9 Shift Premium — Article 13
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.
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.
Claim 11(a) — Allowances
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.
Claim 13(c) Sick Leave
If any period of absence on account of sickness exceeds three (3) working days, such absence must be covered by a medical certificate.
Claim 16 — Departmental Leave
The Award of five (5) days Departmental Leave per annum refers to a calendar year.
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.
Claim 30(a)(i) Wages
The 10% on existing rates relates to rates as at 1 st October, 1976.
Claim 30(c) Merit Area
The Tribunal made no award.
Claim 34(a) Transportation
The Award of $55.00 per month transportation allowance relates to qualifying employees at the Manley and Donald Sangster Airports.
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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