Bronx Transport Ltd v Bustamante Industrial Trade Union
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
19 of 1977
Labour law - Tribunals — Awards (Wages).
Reference is made to the award dated 10th March, 1978, in connection with industrial dispute 19/77 of the tribunal consisting of:
Dr. John Martin — Chairman
Mr. J. Murray Harris — Employers' Representative
Mr. Edward Dixon — Workers' Representative appointed to settle the above dispute and in particular to the award in respect of claim No. 11 (wages).
In a letter dated 13th March, 1973, the union wrote the tribunal as follows:
“We are in receipt of the award it respect of dispute between Bronx Transport Limited and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union.
We are requesting that an early meeting be convened to mate clarification to certain aspects of this award. In particular, item 11 of the award is unclear as to whether the workers are to receive the increase on the basic wage, retroactive to the 26th April, 1977, as a consequence of item (a), or is it that. no worker is entitled to the increase as a consequence of the breach by the company of the terms of resumption.”
The award on this item of claim stated;
“The tribunal awards an increase of $10.00 per week across-the-board to all the workers in the bargaining unit, effective 26th April, 1977.”
Submissions were made by both union and company on the matter, on 26th June, 1977.
The tribunal awards that each worker in the bargaining unit be paid in addition to his present basic rate of pay an increase of $10.00 per week as of the 26th April, 1977.
It is the intention of the tribunal that the workers be paid retroactive pay from the date awarded because the employment of the workers since that date is due to the fact that company did not adhere to the terms of the resumption formula.
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