Standard Building Products Ltd v Jamaica Union of Public Officers and Public Employees
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
Martin, C.; Harris, R.; Allman, R.
IDT 49 of 1976
Labour Law - Trade Unions — Recognition
By letter dated 29 th July, 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, the dispute between Standard Building Products Limited and the Jamaica Union of Public Officers and Public Employees.
Terms of Reference to the Tribunal were as follows:–
“To determine and settle the dispute between Standard Building Products Limited on the one hand and the Jamaica Union of Public Employees on the other hand as respects the categories of workers of whom a ballot should be taken or the persons who should be eligible to vote in the ballot to determine the claim of the Union for bargaining rights on behalf of certain categories of workers employed by the Company.”
The division of the Tribunal selected in accordance with section 8(2) of the Act to hear the dispute was comprised of:–
Dr. John Martin
Mr. J. Murray Harris
Mr. Headley Allman
The Employer was represented by:–
Mr. H.O.A. Dayes (Legal)
Mr. R. Corning
Mr. J. Williams
Mr. J. Crafton
The Union was represented by:–
Mr. C. O'Reagan
Mr. G.G. Grierson and Mr. L. Elphic Worker Delegates were in attendance.
Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions were made at the 3 sittings held on the 13 th September, 17 th September and 9 th November, 1976.
Following the submissions, the parties agreed that the persons names in the attached schedule are workers now on the Company's payroll.
The Tribunal awards that the workers whose names are recorded on the attached schedule are the persons eligible to vote in the ballot to determine the claim of the Union for bargaining rights on behalf of certain categories of workers employed by the Company.
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