Stanley Motta Ltd v National Workers Union

 
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Industrial Disputes Tribunal

LeWars, C.

1 of 1978

Stanley Motta Ltd.
and
National Workers Union

Labour law - Industrial disputes — Increase wages.

DECISION:
1

The Honourable Minister of Labour, by letter dated 9th January, 1978, in accordance with section 11 of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, referred to the Industrial Disputes tribunal for settlement, an industrial dispute between the company and the trade union. The terms of reference to the tribunal are as follows:

“To determine and settle the dispute between Stanley Motta Limited on the one hand and certain categories of workers employed by the company and represented by the National Workers Union on the other hand, over the claim of the union served on the company for increased wages on behalf of the said workers.”

2

The division of the tribunal selected in accordance with section 8 (2) of the Act was:

Mr. Russell LeWars — Chairman

Mr. Noel Holness — Member

Mr. Headley Allman — Member

3

The company was represented by:

Mr. Gregory Reid (Legal)

Mr. Ruddy Dunbar

Mr. Pat Hamilton

Miss Elisa Blackburne

4

The trade union was represented by:

Mr. Lester McKenzie

Mr. William Iton

Mr. Lloyd Goodleigh

Several Worker/Delegates S

5

Submissions and Sittings

6

The parties submitted written briefs and oral submissions were made at three (3) sittings held between 8th and 30th March, 1978.

7

Award

8

The tribunal awards an across-the-board increase of twelve dollars ($12.00) per week for the first year commencing 5th September, 1977 to 4th September, 1978 and a further increase of ten dollars ($10.00) per week for the second year commencing 5th September, 1978 to 4th September, 1979.

9

Dated this 24 th day of May, 1978,

10

Addendum

11

The attached award complies with ministry paper No. 22, namely that:

“Contracts and pay periods which expired before 1st May, 1978, and for which bona fide offers were made on the basis of ministry paper No. 38 before 1st May, 1978 may now be concluded on the basis of that ministry paper.”

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