The Jamaica Omnibus Services Ltd v The Union of Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel
Industrial Dispute Tribunal
Lynch, C.; Holness, R.; Dixon, R.
IDT 25 of 1975
Labour Law - Termination. of Employment — Reinstatement
Labour Law - Termination of Employment — Dismissal
The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment by letter dated 18 th December, 1975, in accordance with section 9 of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975, referred to the Tribunal for settlement, an industrial dispute between the Jamaica Omnibus Services Limited and certain categories of workers represented by the Union of Technical, Administrative and supervisory Personnel.
The Terms of Reference to the Tribunal were as follows:
“To settle the dispute between the Jamaica Omnibus Services Limited on the one hand, and certain workers of the Company represented by the Union of Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel, on the other hand, over the dismissal of Mrs. Lorna Spence.”
The division of the Tribunal selected in accordance with section 3(2) of the Act to hear the dispute was as follows:
Mr. B.W. Lynch
Mr. Noel Holness
Mr. Edward Dixon
The Employer was represented by –
Mr. Neville Royes
Mr. Keith Noad
The Trade Union was represented by –
Mr. Earl Witter (Legal)
Mr. B.A. Cooper
Mr. A. White
Witnesses called were –
Mr. K. Facey
Mr. B. Lediard
Mr. A. Brook
Mr. R. Wilmer
Mrs. Lorna Spence
Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions were made at the five sittings which were held between the period February 20 th to April 14 th, 1976.
Mrs. Lorna Spence was appointed a Secretary/Stenographer on the 25 th May, 1972 and assigned to the Company's Engineering Department. It is reported that;
For several months there were complaints about the performance of her duties and in particular her refusal at times to do typing assigned to her.
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