Patterson's Service Station v Dockers & Marine Workers Union
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
No. 38 of 1978
Labour law - Termination of employment — Dismissal.
The Honourable Minister of Labour, by letter dated 12th June 1978, in accordance with section 9(3) (a) of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act of 1975, referred to the tribunal for settlement, an industrial between Patterson's Service Station and F. Davis represented by the Dockers and Marine Workers Union.
The terms of reference to the tribunal were as follows:
“To determine and settle the dispute between Patterson's Service Station on the one hand and Mr. F. Davis, a former employee of the Service Station and represented by the Dockers and Marine Workers Union on the other hand' over the dismissal of the said Mr. Davis.”
The division of the tribunal selected. in accordance with subsection (2) on 8 of the Act was:
Dr. John Martin — Chairman
Mr. Noel Escoffery — Employers' representative
Mr. Edward Dixon — Workers' representative
The employer was represented by:
Mr. Keith Bowen
Ms. Dorothy Patterson
The trade union was represented by:
Mr. Milton Scott
Mr. Florizel Davis
Mr. Trevor Mitchell
The employer called the following witnesses
Mr. Fitz Grant
Mr. Rixon White
Submissions and Sittings
Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions were made at two sittings held on the 29th and 30th August, 1978. The tribunal, after considering the case presented by each side finds that Mr. F. Davis was wrongfully dismissed. He is not desirous of reinstatement.
The tribunal awards that Mr. Davis be paid one thousand five hundred ($1500), compensation by Patterson's Service Station.
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