T. Geddes Grant (Distributors) Ltd v National Workers Union
Industrial Disputes Tribunal
17 of 1977
Labour law - Termination of employment — Dismissal.
The honourable Minister of Labour, by letter dated 8th July 1977, in accordance with section 11, subsection 1 of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal for settlement, a dispute between T. Geddes Grant (Distributors) Limited and the National Workers Union.
The terms of reference to the tribunal were as follows:
“To determine and settle the dispute between T. Geddes Grant (Distributors) Limited on the one hand, and its employees represented by the National Workers Union on the other hand, over the dismissal of Mr. Herman Douglas.”
The division of the tribunal selected in accordance with Section 8(2)
Mr. James Lloyd — Chairman
Mr. Noel Holness — Employers' Representative
Mr. Headley Allman — Workers' Representative
However, before an award was made Mr. James Lloyd became incapacitated. Mr. B. W. Lynch was selected in his stead and consideration of the dispute was finalized in accordance with the provisions of section 8(4) of the Act.
The company was represented by
Mr. Emil George, Q.C.
Mr. Trevor Graham
Mr. Mike Sampson
The trade union was represented by
Mr. Fred Clarke
Submissions and Sittings
Both sides to the dispute submitted written briefs and made submissions to the tribunal at four sittings held between September and 4th November 1977.
The Tribunal finds that Mr. Herman Douglas was justifiably dismissed.
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