Standard Building Products Ltd v Jamaica Union of Public Officers and Public Employees

 
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Industrial Disputes Tribunal

Martin, C.; Harris, R.; Allman, R.

IDT 49 of 1976

Standard Building Products Limited
and
Jamaica Union of Public Officers and Public Employees

Labour Law - Trade Unions — Recognition

REFERENCE:
1

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.

2

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.”

3

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

Chairman

Mr. J. Murray Harris

Employers' Representative

Mr. Headley Allman

Workers' Representative

4

The Employer was represented by:–

Mr. H.O.A. Dayes (Legal)

Mr. R. Corning

Mr. J. Williams

Mr. J. Crafton

5

The Union was represented by:–

Mr. C. O'Reagan

Mr. G.G. Grierson and Mr. L. Elphic Worker Delegates were in attendance.

SUBMISSIONS AND SITTINGS
6

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.

7

Following the submissions, the parties agreed that the persons names in the attached schedule are workers now on the Company's payroll.

AWARD
8

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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