Spence's Furniture Factory v The University and Allied Workers' Union
Industrial Dispute Tribunal
Martin, C.; Holness, R.; Dixon, R.
IDT 12 of 1975
Labour Law - Trade Unions — Recognition
The Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment on the 24 th September, 1975, acting in accordance with section 5(3) of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, referred to the Tribunal for settlements an industrial dispute involving the Employer and the Trade Union.
The Division of the Tribunal selected in accordance with section 8 (2) of the Act to determine the dispute was comprised as follows:
Dr. John Martin
Mr. Noel Holness
Mr. Edward Dixon
with the following Terms of Reference –
“To settle the dispute as respect the category of workers of whom the ballot should be taken or the person who should be eligible to vote in the ballot to determine the representational rights claim by the University and Allied Workers Union for certain categories of workers employed to Spence's Furniture Factory.”
Spence's Furniture Factory Ltd. was represented by –
Mr. Horace Edwards, Q.C.
Mr. C. Spence
Mr. R. Forte
The University and Allied Workers Union was represented by Mr. L. Brown and several worker/delegates were in attendance.
On the 7th July, 1975, the Trade Union served a claim for representational rights on the Employer for all the hourly and weekly paid employees in accordance with the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Regulations, 1975.
Meetings were held to discuss the matter, the last ending in deadlock as the Employer submitted that a number of the employees are apprentices and therefore...
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