Kingston Industrial Construction Limitd v Trades Union Congress of Jamaica
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
Martin, C.; Holness, R.; White, R.
IDT 14 of 1976
Labour Law - Trade Unions — Recognition
By letter dated 27 th February, 1976, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, in accordance with section 5, Subsection 3 of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, referred to the Tribunal for settlement an industrial dispute between Kingston Industrial Construction Limited and the trades Union Congress of Jamaica.
The Terms of Reference to the Tribunal were as follows –
“To settle the dispute as respects the category of workers of whom the ballot should be taken or the persons who should be eligible to vote in the ballot, to determine the representational rights claim by the Trades Union Congress of Jamaica for certain categories of workers employed to Kingston Industrial Construction Limited.”
The division of the Tribunal selected in accordance with section 8(2) the Act to hear the dispute was –
Dr. John Martin
Mr. Noel Holness
Mr. Dorrel White
The Employer was represented by –
Mr. Norman Rutland
The Trade Union was represented by –
Mr. V. Harvey
Mr. W. Wallace
Mr. S. Lewis
Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions made at the three (3) sittings held on 2 nd April, 1976, 28 th June, 1976 and 29 th June, 1976.
The Tribunal awards that the workers shoes names are recorded in Appendix “A” are entitled to vote in a Poll to be conducted by the Ministry of Labour & Employment to establish the Union's claim for bargaining rights on behalf of the workers.
DATED THIS 27TH DAY OF AUGUST, 1976.
Sgd. John Martin,
Sgd. Noel Holness,
Sgd. Dorrel White,
Sgd. Henry A. Brash,
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