Cadbury Foods Jamaica Ltd v National Workers Union
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
Martin, C.; Harris, R.; Allman, R.
IDT 41 of 1976
Labour Law - Industrial Disputes — Wage Increases
By letter dated 6 th July, 1976, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, in accordance with section 11, subsection 1 of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, referred to the Tribunal for settlement, an industrial dispute between Cadbury Foods Jamaica Limited and the National Workers:–
“to determine and settle the dispute between Cadbury Foods Jamaica Limited on the one hand and certain categories of workers employed by the Company and represented by the National Workers Union on the other hand, over the Union's claim for increased wages on behalf of the said workers.”
The decision of the Tribunal selected in accordance with section 8(2) to hear the dispute was –
Dr. John Martin
Mr. J. Murray Harris
Mr. Headley Allman
The Employer was represented by –
Mr. B.J. Cork
Mr. George Henry
The National Workers Union was represented by –
Mr. H.O. Thompson
Mr. W. Shaw
There were several Worker/Delegates in attendance.
The parties submitted written briefs and oral submissions were made at the two sittings which were held on September 22 nd and 24 th, 1976.
An agreement was reached in March, 1975, between the parties on a two year contract to expire on 31 st December, 1976 subject to re-negotiation on wage rates only for the second year of the contract, commencing 1 st January, 1976.
The parties met on a number of occasions both at local level and...
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