The Jamaica Omnibus Services Ltd v Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and the National Workers Union

 
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Industrial Dispute Tribunal

Lynch, C.; Plant, R.; White, R.

IDT 16 of 1976

The Jamaica Omnibus Services Limited
and
Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and the National Workers Union

Labour Law - Industrial Disputes — Wage Increases

Labour Law - Industrial Disputes — Improved Fringe Benefits

REFERENCE:
1

By letter dated 23 rd October, 1975, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, in accordance with section 9, Subsection 4 o the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes Act, 1975 referred to the Tribunal for settlement an industrial dispute between the Jamaica Omnibus Services Limited, the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union and the National Workers Union.

2

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 categories of workers represented jointly by the National Workers Union and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union on the other hand, over the dismissal of Miss Sheila Cunningham, a conductress, formerly employed by the Company.”

3

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

Mr. Basil Lynch

Chairman

Mr. Owen Plant

Employers' Representative

Mr. Dorrel White

Workers' Representative

4

The Employer was represented by –

Mr. Neville Royes (Legal)

Mr. Keith Noad

Mr. Fred Hudson

Mr. Hugh Logan

5

The National Workers Union was represented by –

Mr. Keith Knight (Legal)

Mr. Eric Harris

A number of Worker/Delegates were in attendance

SUBMISSIONS AND SITTINGS
6

Written briefs were submitted by the parties and oral submissions made at he four meetings conducted on the following dates:–

16 th January, 1976, 16 th February, 1976, the 16...

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