Alumina Partners of Jamaica v National Workers Union
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
No. 3 of 1977
Labour law - Collective agreement — Vacation leave entitlement.
Labour law - Collective agreement — Multiple skill premium.
The Honourable Minister of Labour, by letter dated 8 th March, 1977 in accordance with Section 11(1) of Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975 referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal for settlement, an industrial dispute between Alumina Partners of Jamaica and the National Workers Union.
The Terms of Reference to the Tribunal are as follows:
“To determine and settle the dispute between Alumina Partners of Jamaica on the one hand, and workers employed by the company and represented by the National Workers Union on the other hand, over matters relating to (a) Vacation Leave Entitlement and (b) Multiple Skill Premium.”
The division of the Tribunal selected in accordance with Section 8(2) of the Act was –
Mr. Basil Lynch
Mr. Owen Plant
Mr. Edward Dixon
The Employer was represented by –
Mr. R. H. Williams (legal)
Mr. Bill Patterson
Mr. Clinton Nelson
Mr. Peter Bynoe
Mr. O. Simpson
The Trade Union was represented by-
Senator Carlyle Dunkley
Mr. D. Buchannan
Mr. H. Nelson
Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions made at three sittings between May 30 and July 25, 1977.
As regards Vacation Leave Entitlement:
The Tribunal awards that tire vacation leave entitlement up to 31 st May 1975 of those workers employed in 1968 and 1969 should be calculated on...
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