T. Geddes Grant (Distributors) Ltd v National Workers Union

 
FREE EXCERPT

Industrial Disputes Tribunal

Lloyd, C.

17 of 1977

T. Geddes Grant (Distributors) Ltd.
and
National Workers Union

Labour law - Termination of employment — Dismissal.

JUDGMENT:
1

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.

2

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.”

3

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

4

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.

5

The company was represented by

Mr. Emil George, Q.C.

Mr. Trevor Graham

Mr. Mike Sampson

6

The trade union was represented by

Mr. Fred Clarke

Several Worker/Delegates

7

Submissions and Sittings

8

Both sides to the dispute submitted written briefs and made submissions to the tribunal at four sittings held between September and 4th November 1977.

9

Award

10

The Tribunal finds that Mr. Herman Douglas was justifiably dismissed.

To continue reading

REQUEST YOUR TRIAL