Seprod Ltd & Caribbean Products Company Ltd v Bustamante Industrial Trade Union

 
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Industrial Disputes Tribunal

Martin, C.

No. 11 of 1977

Seprod Ltd. & Caribbean Products Company Ltd.
and
Bustamante Industrial Trade Union

Labour law - Industrial disputes — Wage increases.

Reference:
1

The Honourable Minister of Labour, by letter dated 14 th June 1977 in accordance with Section 11 of Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975 referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal for settlement, an industrial dispute between the EMPLOYER and the TRADE UNION.

2

The Terms of Reference to the Tribunal are as follows:

“To determine and settle the dispute between Seprod Limited and Caribbean Products Company Limited on the one hand, and the Production Workers employed by the Companies and represented by the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union on the other hand, over the claim served on the Companies by the Union for wage increases and the duration of such increases, having regard to the Union's revised proposal and the Companies' counter-offer.”

3

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

Dr. John Martin

Chairman

Mr. J. Murray Harris

Employers' Representative

Mr. Headley Allman

Workers' Representative

4

The Employer was represented by–

Mr. Emil George (legal)

Mr. Victor Harris

Mr. Vernon Grizzle

Mrs. Joyce Williams

5

The Trade Union was represented by–

The Rt. Honourable Hugh Shearer

Mr. Clifton Clarke

Several Workers/Delegates

Submissions and Sittings:
6

Written briefs were submitted by both parties to the dispute. Oral submissions were made by both parties to the dispute at four sittings of the Tribunal on 22nd June, 28th June, 8th July and 14th July, 1977.

Background to the Dispute:
7

The Company and the Union were...

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