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Title: Government gazette
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Place of Publication: St George's Grenada
Publication Date: January 27, 1960
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Government Gazette.

(EXTRAORDINARY.)

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VOL. 78.] SAINT GEORGE'S, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1960. [No. 6.

GOVERNMENT NOTICE.

No. 29.
THE following Notice is published for general information:-

By Command,
LAURISTON F. WILSON,
Assistant Secretary to Government.
Administrator's Office,
27th January, 1960.

NOTICE.
THE public is hereby notified thba His Honour the Administrator has appointed an Arbitration
STribunal under the provisions of Section 10 of the Public Utility Undertakings and Public Health
Services Arbitration Ordinance, 1951, to consider a dispute, between the Grenada, Technical and
Allied Workers' Union and Cable and Wireless (West Indies) Ltd., consisting of-
Mr. J. W. B. CHENERY, (Chairman),
Mr. S. J. BAIN, (representing Cable and Wireless (West Indies) Ltd.)
Mr. JOHN KNIGHT, (representing the W'orkers),
with the following terms of reference :-
1. To enquire into and report upon:
(a) a proposal by the Union as follows:
Working Hours.
(i) The normal working day shall consist of eight (8) hours inclusive of the lunch
hour.




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(ii) The work of all hourly, daily, weekly and monthly paid employees of the Company
be arranged on a 44 hour basis, eight hours from Mondays to Fridays and four
hours on Saturdays. Payment at overtime rates to be made for all hours worked
over 8 hours from Monday to Friday and over 4 hours on Saturdays ;
and a counter-proposal by the Company-
(i) that the normal working day for daily paid staff shall b2 eight (8) hours exclusive
of the lunch hour ;
(ii) the work of monthly paid employees to consist of 42 working hours per week with
payment at overtime rates to be made for all hours worked in excess of eight
hours per day, exclusive of the lunch hour,
and to make an award.
(b) a proposal by the Union as follows :-

Sundays and Public Holidays.
(i) The Public Holidays to be recognized by the Company shall be those so declared by
the law of Grenada.
(ii) All hourly or daily paid employees who are available for work and who are not
required by the Company to work on the above public holidays shall receive full
pay without overtime for Public Holidays; provided always that the employee con-
cerned attends work on his normal working day both preceding and succeeding the
holidays unless his absence from work on those days has been approved by the
Company.
(iii) The daily and monthly paid employees who are required by the Company to work
on a Sunday or on a Public Holiday shall be paid at the rate of double time for
the first eight (8) hours and double and a half time thereafter.
and a counter proposal by the Company;
(i) That the present fourteen (14) Public Holidays, with the exception of the day
following the first Monday in August, be recognized.
(ii) That daily-paid employees be not paid when they are not required to work on a
Public Holiday.
(iii) That daily and monthly paid employees who are required by the Company to work
cn a Sunday or on the present fourteen (14) Public Holidays save the day follow-
ing the first NMonday in August shall be paid at the rate of time and a half,
and to make and award.
(c) a proposal by the Union as follows:-

Annual Leave.
(i) Two weeks annual leave with fourteen (14) days full pay without overtime shall
be granted to hourly, daily and weekly paid employees, after one year's continuous
service with the Company. After five (5) years of such continuous service the
amount of annual leave with full pay granted will be twenty-one (21) days. After
(10) years of such continuous service the amount of annual leave with full pay
granted will be twenty-eight (28) days.
(ii) Twenty-four (24) working days (exclusive of Sundays and Public Holidays) shall
be granted to monthly paid employees, after one year's continuous service with
the Company. After five (5) years of such continuous service the amount of
annual leave will be thirty-five (35) days. After 10 years of such continuous
service the amount of annual leave granted will be forty-nine (49) days.
(iii) Annual leave may be accumulated for two years.
(iv) For the purpose of determining the working day a Saturday shall be counted as
half a working day,
and a counter-proposal by the Company :
(i) That the supernumerary staff be granted fourteen (14) days leave annually in-
clusive of Sundays and Public Holidays with pay, and that other daily-paid
workers be granted seven (7) days leave annually exclusive of Sunday and Public
Holidays with pay, after one year's continuous service with the Ccmpany.
(ii) That monthly paid employees be granted leave as follows :
Probationers 14 days per year, inclusive of Sundays
and Public Holidays.
Employees with less than ) 24 days per year inclusive of Sundays
15 years service f and Public Holidays.
Employees with service of 15 years and over ... 30 days per year inclusive of
Sunday and Public Holidays.
(iii) That this be not granted without the special consent of the Divisional Manager in
Barbados.
(iv) That this be not permitted,
and to make an award.
(d) a proposal by the Union as follows .-












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Sick Leave.

(i) Fourteen (14) working days on full pay followed by fourteen (14) working days on
half pay shall be granted in any calendar year to all hourly, daily and weekly paid
employees after one year's continuous service with the Company upon production
of a medical certificate.
(ii) That monthly paid employees be granted two (2) months 'leave with full pay and
two months with half pay in each year,
and a counter-proposal by the Company :
(i) That this be applied only to the supernumerary staff.
(ii) That monthly paid employees be granted a total of 6 months leave in any four (4)
year period on full pay followed by 3 months on half pay, on production of medical
certificates,
and to make an award.
(e) A proposal by the Union as follows :-

Casual Leave.
(i) Casual leave shall bh granted upon th3 Telephone Manager being satisfied as to its
urgency, but such leave shall not exceed in total seven (7) working days in any one
calender year. If and where such leave is not granted the Union shall have the
right of appeal to the Company. Casual leave is not normally granted for attend-
ance at Court, except where the attendance is as a result of a summons. The cost
received by the party attending court will b3 paid over to the Company. This is
confined to daily paid workers,
and a counter proposal by the Company :
(i) That casual leave shall be granted at the Manager's discretion to monthly paid staff
only up to a total ef two (2) days in any one calendar year and only in cases of
serious illness of an employee's wife or child,
and to make an award.
(f) a proposal by the Union as follows :-

Wages.

(i) The wage scales applicable to the hourly, daily, weekly and monthly paid employees
of the Company shall be those set out on the attached Schedule of Rates.
(ii) The Company shall have the right to decide the wage grade in which any
individual employee shall be placed but the Union miy make representations to
the Company in respect of any employee who feels aggrieved at the wage grade
into which he has been placed by the Company and any such representations
shall receive every consideration by the Company.
(iii) The Company shall introduce a method whereby Union subscriptions are deducted
from employees' wages.
and a counter proposal by the Company:
(i) That the wage to be paid to a daily-paid worker excluding such unskilled persons
as gardeners and cleaners be :
Minimum $2.08; Maximum $3.75.
That monthly employees be paid a minimum salary, including $1-3 per month
temporary allowance which is not included when calculating pensions or overtime
rates, as follows:-
Technicians.

Probationers: $73.00 per month for the first 6 months.
$83.00 per month for the first 6 months.
Established Staff : $118.00 per month.

Clerical Staff

Established Staff : $117.00 par month.

Telephone Operators
Probationers: $ 82.00 per month for 6 months.
Established Staff : $ 89.00 per month.

(ii) That this proposal be not allowed.
(iii) That this proposal be not allowed.
and to make an award.
(g) a proposal by the Union as follows:













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Subsistence Allowance.

(i) Employees whose normal duties are carried out in a specified area and who at
the time of their normal mid-day off duty hours are engaged in work in any
other area and when it is evident that they are unable to return to the depot
in their own area for their mid-day meal in view of the continuance of such
work, shall be paid subsistence allowance at the following rates:-

Daily paid workers ... ... $1.50 per day
Foremen ... ... 2.00 ,.
Monthly paid workers ... 3.00,, ,,
(ii) Employees' whoe normal duties are carried out in a specified area and who at
the time of their normal mid-day off duty hours are engaged in work in any
other area at the end of the normal working day shall be paid a Triavelling
Allowance.
(iii) Provided that employees whose normal duties are not confined to any one parti-
cular specified area shall not be eligible for subsistence allowance. Subsistence
Allowances may be paid in other appropriate circumstances at the above rates
at the discretion of the Telephone Manager.
N.B.-The term Area" shall be taken to mean the plLce at which the employee
normally reports for duty,"
and a counter proposal by the Company :
(i) That subsistence allowance be paid to workers when engaged outside the parish
in which they normally work. Such rates to be as follows:-
Supernumerary Staff ani Foremen ... $1.00 per day
Other daily-paid workers ... .50 ,,,,
Monthly-paid staff ... ... $1.25 ,,,
(ii) That this be not allowed.
(iii) That the Company's rates at (i) be applied,
and to make an award.
(h) a proposal by the Union as follows:-

Supper Allowance.

c (i) Employees who are required to work overtime after 7.00 p.m. on any working day
shall be paid a supper allowance of $1.00 in addition to their overtime pay.
(ii) Employees who are required to work through a 4 hour period and ending at or
after 6.30 a.m. shall be entitled to a Breakfast Allowance of $ in addition to
their overtime pay.
(i) That this be not granted.
(ii) That this he not granted,
and to make an award.
(i) a proposal by tf'e Union as follows :-

Sleeping-out Allowance.

(i) Sle'ping-out Allowances shAll he paid at the rates set out for Subsistence Allow-
ances, and this shall be paid together with the appropriate subsistence allowance,
and a counter-proposal by the Company that:
(i) That sleeping-out allowances shall be paid for each night spent away from home at
the following rates :-
$4.00 for monthly paid staff
$1.50 for supernumeraries and foremen
$1.00 for other daily paid staff.
This to be paid instead of and not in addition to subsistence allowance
and to make an award.
(j) a proposal by the Union as follows:-

Gratuity Provident Fund Scheme.

(i) A Gratuity Provident Fund Scheme as set out in the Schedule hereto shall be put
into effect as from the commencement of the agreement,
and a counter proposal by the Company:-
(i) That the Company's present scheme be not changed as follows:-
Monthly paid staff. Employeee contributes 5% of salary with the Company con-
tributing a similar suin. On retirement after 37 years service, the employee is
entitled to receive a pension equivalent to 50% of his retiring salary, based on
the average of his last three years of service.
Daily paid nion-pensionable staff. On retirement with a minimum of 5 years
unbroken service, an ex-gratia allowance will be paid amounting to 1 month's
wages for each year of service,
and to make an award.











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(k) a proposal by the Union as follows :-

Overtime.
(i) Employees shall receive overtime at the rate of time and a half on their basic rate
of pay for all time actually worked beyond eight hours in any one day with double
time after sixteen (16) hours continuous work.
(ii) After each period of 170 minutes of overtime, employees shall be entitled to a rest
period of ten (10) minutes duration.
For the purpose of calculating overtime, such rest period to be treated as time
actually worked.
(iii) The formular for working out the hourly salary of the monthly paid staff shall be :-

Annual Salary
52x39.
(iv) The hourly wage of the daily paid workers shall be the daily wage divided by 7,
and a counter proposal by the Company:
(i) That all time worked by the Estapblished Staff beyond forty-two (42)-hours in any
one week be paid for at the rate of time and a quarter on basic rate of pay. That
all time worked by the daily paid staff beyond eight (8) hours in any one day be
paid for at the rate of time and a quarter on basic rate of pay.
(ii) That this be not permitted. -
(iii) That the formular for working out the hourly salary of the monthly paid staff
shall be :

Annual Salary
52x42.
(iv) The hourly wage of the daily paid workers shall be the daily wage divided by 8,
and to make an award.
(1) a proposal by the Union as follows :-

Travelling Allowances.
(i) Travelling Allowances shall be on the basis 24c. per mile with effect from 1st
January, 1959,
and a counter proposal by the Company.
(i) That the travelling allowance for certain specified members of the staff who own
cars shall remain at the rate of 14c. per mile,
and to make an award.
(mn) a proposal by the Union as follows :

Temporary Assignment of Duties.
(i) Should occasion arise when a man is required to carry out duties normally assigned
to a higher grade an extra duty allowance will be made. Such a requirement
however, must not exceed three months, After two months a report by the
Department concerned on the necessity of such duties must be made to the
Management and should the period exceed three months the man's position in
the g-ade must be reviewed,
and a counter proposal by the Company :
(i) That the Company's existing scheme of acting allowance be not altered,
and to make and award.
(n) a proposal by the Union as follows:
Transfer of Permanent Daily-Paid Employees to Monthly Staff.
(i) That all employees whose duties are of a permanent nature be placed on the
monthly staff,
and a counter-proposal by the Company
(i) that until such time as capital expansion is completed, and our needs for operation
and maintenance of the Telephone System are known, the present daily-paid
workers should continue to be employed on this basis,
and to make an award.
(a) a proposal by the Union as follows:

Effective date of Proposals.
(i) With respect to the proposals concerning overtime, the Union will request that
they be given effect as from 1st October, 1956.
(ii) With respect to the proposals concerning wages and leave, the Union will request
that they be given effect as from 1st January, 19c8.
(iii) Other proposals shall come into effect as from date not later than 1st July, 1959,
and a counter proposal by the Company :












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That (i), (ii) and (iii) do not apply as the Company is not proposing any changes in
existing conditions,
and to make an award.
2. a proposal by the Company as follows :-
(a) That in as much as the Company does not employ any personnel on an hourly or
weekly basis that no part of this award should be addressed to such non-existant
categories of employment, and
(b) That the gardener (agricultural) and office cleaner (part-time) be excluded from
consideration of this award.
3. To stipulate :-
(a) The period during which the award shall be binding;
(b) The procedure to be followed in the case of a dispute relating to the interpretation
of the terms of the award.
Mr. C. L. SCIPIO has been appointed Seoratary to the Tribunal.


THE SCHEDULE.

Employees Gratuity Provident Fund.

There shall be established an Employees' Gratuity Provident Fund for the benefit of all workers
covered by the Agreement in corporating this Schedule.
(b) Contribution to this Fund shall be compulsory for all employees with exception of
casual workers and employees who exercise the option contained in clause (h) here-
under and shall become effective from the date the Agreement comes into operation.
(c) Subject to the above every employee in regular employment with the Company shall
become a contributor to the Fund from the date on which he begins to draw wages of
the employment to which he is attached.
(d) The sum which a contributor shall be allowed to pay into the Fund shall not exceed
six per cent (6%) of his wage rate with the Company.
(e) The amount payable into the Fund to be deducted by the Company from each payment
of wages to every contributor until the termination of his service with the Company
or on the attainment of such age as may determine his resignation which ever shall
first happen. ,
(f) The Company shall place into the Fund towards the account of each contributor a sum
equal to that deducted from his regular wages.
(g) Except in cases of special circumstances such as theft, wilful damage of the Company's
property etc., involving financial implications an employee who leaves the Company
after the completion of five years continuous service and over shall be entitled to
receive both the Company's and his contribution to the Provident Fund.
(h) Any employee m ho elects not to become a contributor to this Fund in preference to the
voluntary arrangements now carried out by the Company with respect to gratuity and
pension payments and so informs the Company in writing shall be exempted from con-
tributing towards the Employees' Gratuity Provident Fund.
(i) In event of any dispute arising between the Company and an employee or group of
employees as a result of any of the provisions set out in this schedule the same shall
be decided by consultations between the Company and the Union.

Wage Scale.

The Wage Scale shall be divided into the following grades :-
(a) Hourly, daily, weekly Employees.
Grade I with a minimum salary of $4.00 per day
Grade II ,, ,, $3.60
Grade III ,, ,, $3.00
In the case of weekly employees their weekly salary shall be calculated on the basis of their
daily rate x 7.
(b) Monthly paid Employees of the Company inclusive of Probationers shall be paid a
minimum of $100.00 per month.

GRENADA.

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ST. GEORGE'S,
1960.




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