The Government of Jamaica v Bustamante Industrial Trade Union & Jamaica Union of Public Officers and Public Employees

 
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Industrial Dispute Tribunal

Lynch, C.; Holness, R.; Dixon, R.

IDT 7 of 1975

The Government of Jamaica
and
Bustamante Industrial Trade Union & Jamaica Union of Public Officers and Public Employees

Labour Law - Industrial Disputes — Terms of Employment

REFERENCE:
1

The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment by letter dated 20th August, 1975, in accordance with section 9(4) of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, referred to the Tribunal for settlement, an Industrial Dispute between the Employers and certain Assistant Nurses and Midwives employee, in the Hospital and Health Services of the Ministry of Health and Environmental Control and represented jointly by the Trade Unions.

2

The division of the Tribunal selected in accordance with section 8(2) of the Act to hear the dispute was as follows –

Mr. B. w. Lynch

Chairman

Mr. Noel Holness

Employers' Representative

Mr. Edward Dixon

Workers' Representative.

PARTIES:
3

The Crown was represented by –

Mr. A. Alberga (Legal)

Mr. A. G. Irons

Mr. I. G. Grant

Mr. C. L. Taylor

4

The Trade Unions were represented by

Mr. J.A.G. Myers

National Workers Union

Mr. Claude O'Reagan

Jamaica Union of Public Officers

Mr. Alton Bryan

and Public Employees

And several worker/delegates were in attendance.

SUBMISSIONS AND SITTINGS:
5

Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions were made when the Tribunal met on the 3 rd and 4 th December, 1975.

6

In addition the union called two witnesses who gave evidence I support of their claim.

AWARD:
CLAIM NO. 1 — ALLOWANCE TO ASSISTANT NURSES AND MIDWIVES.
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