Government of Jamaica v Jamaica Civil Service Association

 
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Industrial Disputes Tribunal

Lynch, C.

No. 11 of 1976

Government of Jamaica
and
Jamaica Civil Service Association

Labour law - Industrial disputes — Classification of posts.

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Reference:

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The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, by letter dated 23 rd February 1976, in accordance with Section 9 of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, referred to tile Industrial Disputes Tribunal for settlement, an industrial dispute between the EMPLOYER and the TRADE UNION.

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The Terms of Reference of the Tribunal were:

“To determine and settle the dispute between the Crown in respect of the Government of Jamaica, on the one hand, and certain categories of workers employed in the Island Medical Laboratory Service of the Ministry of Health and Environmental Control and represented by the Jamaica Civil Service Association, on the other hand, over the classification and grading of the posts of the said workers.”

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The division of the Tribunal selected in accordance with Section 8(2) of the Act was –

Mr. Basil Lynch

Chairman

Mr. Owen Plant

Employers' Representative

Mr. Edward Dixon

Workers Representative

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The Employer was represented by –

Mr. Dennis Edmunds

Crown Counsel

Mr. A. G. Irons

Ministry of the Public Service

Mrs. M. Brown

Ministry of the Public Service

Mr. E. A. Oxford

Ministry of Health & Environmental Control

Dr. D. C. Walter

- do –

Mr. J.J. Williams

- do –

Mrs. Beverley Young

- do —

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The Trade Union was represented by –

Dr. L. G. Barnett

— Attorney-at-Law

Mr. W. Clarke

— President, Jamaica Civil Service Asso.

Several Worker/Delegates

Submissions and Sittings
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Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions made sittings between the 22nd of March 1976 and the 25th of May 1977.

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For purposes of j0b evaluation and classification, the Medical Technologists employed to the Ministry of Health and Environmental Control fall under the para-Medical. Group; 39 are presently stationed at tire North Street Laboratory in the following grades;

Grade (v)

— 2

Grade (iv)

— 3

Grade (iii)

— 13

Grade (ii)

— 21

Grade (i)

- 50

Total

— 89

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Medical Technologists are also employed in the three (3) regional hospitals — namely, Cornwell, Spanish Town and...

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