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293


GRENADA


Government Gazette

(EXTRAORDINARY)

gnfblis e by Autbority


VOL. 86.] SAINT GEORGE'S, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968 [No. 52

Arbitration Tribunal Appointed Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 3(2) (c) of the Trade Disputes
(Arbitration and Inquiry) Ordinance, Cap. 296 of the Revised Laws of Grenada to Inquire into a
Dispute Existing Between the Grenada Technical and Allied Workers' Union and Geeit Industries
(W.I.) Limited.

W HEREAS a trade dispute exists between the Grenada Technical and Allied Workers' Union,
hereinafter called "the Union" and Geest Industries (W.I.) Limited, hereinafter called "the
Employer" with respect to the several matters mentioned in the Second Schedule hereto.
AND WHEREAS the Governor acting on the advice of the Cabinet thinks it f.t to refer such dis-
pute to an arbitration tribunal constituted of three arbitrators as set out in the First Schedule
hereto.
AND WHEREAS the parties have consented to refer the matters in dispute between them to
arbitration.
AND WHEREAS the Union has nominated Mr. B. B. IBacknan as one of the arbitrators on behalf
of the Union.
AND WHEREAS the employer has nominated Mr. W. A. Date as one of the arbitrators on behalf
of the employer.
AND WHEREAS the Governor acting on the advice of Cab:net has appointed Mr. E. R. L. Ward
as the independent Chairman of the said arbitration tribunal.
Now, THERFORE, the Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet hereby refers the said trade dis-
pute to an arbitration tribunal constituted of the persons mentioned in the First Schedule for the
determination of the several matters arising out of the dispute as they are reflected from the con-
tentions of the parties set out in the Second Schedule hereof.
ERNEST W. JOHN,
Acting Cabinet Secretary.
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294 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52)
FIRST SCHEDULE

1. Arbitrator nominated by and on behalf of the employer-
NAME: MR. W. A. DATE

2. Arbitrator nominated by and on behalf of the Union-
NAME: MR. B. B. BLACKMAN

3. Independent Chairman-
NAME: MR. E. R. L. WARD
SECOND SCHEDULE

The Union's submission is as follows:-
1. Wages and Salaries to be paid by the Company
2. Overtime rates
3. Sick Leave
4. Pension Scheme
5. Duration of the Agreement
6. Closed Shop System
7. Profit Sharing
8. Redundancy
9. Severance Pay

This appendix to the terms of reference shows the position of the parties as follows:-


UNION


COMPANY


1.-(a) Rates for 2-day reception to be
granted for 1-day reception.
(b) A 30% increase on salaries and
wages including (a) above.

2. Overtime rates shall be paid to all
employees on the following basis-:
Monthly Paid--Time and one
half for work performed over
and above the normal work-
ing day or working week.
Double time for work per-
formed after midnight on any
work day and all work per-
formed on Sundays and Public
Holidays.
Part-time Workers: Double time
for work performed on
Sunday, Public Holidays and
after midnight on week days.

3. Employees engaged on a monthly basis
will be granted sick leave on certifica-
tion in writing by the attending Medical
Officer on the basis of two months at
full pay followed by two months on
half pay in any one calendar year.

4. A contributory Pension Scheme for
part-time workers to be subject to
review on introduction of National
Provident Fund.

5. This Agreement shall come into effect
from August 1st, 1967 and shall con-
tinue in force until July 31st, 1969, and
thereafter unless revised or terminated
by either party in the manner set out
below.


21% Increase each year.



No change on present rate.













One month at full pay and two months on
half pay.









Two years from date of signing.












GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52)


6. In the interest of both the Company and
the Union and in order to secure strict
adherence to this Agreement, the
Company shall not employ or have in
its employ any worker who is not a
member of the union who fall within
the scope of this Agreement.

7. The Company should institute a profit
sharing scheme by distributing to the
employees an amount representing not
less than four months salary/wages
payable during the period 1st to 10th
December each year.

8. No need for Redundancy.


9. Terms and conditions in respect of
retrenchment-

1. The retrenched employee shall
receive in addition to his pay
to date of retrenchment not
less than two months salary
or 8 weeks wages in lieu of
notice.
2. The retrenched worker shall be
entitled to the following com-
pensations:-
Completed years of: Sever-
ance Pay Service:
(a) 1-10 years service:
1 months pay for each
completed year.
(b) Over 10 years ser-
vice: 1l month's pay
for each completed
year.
3. The retrenched worker shall
receive his contribution to the
Provident Fund or any other
scheme in operation at the
time and in addition shall also
receive the Company's contri-
bution.
4.-(a) The Company undertakes
if and when the time comes
for the Company to take on
staff again to offer re-
employment in order of
seniority to any retrenched
employee in preference to
new applicants.
(b) If any retrenched em-
ployee is re-employed under
the terms of 4(a) above, his
past services will be aggre-
gated with his new service
for purpose of leave entitle-
ments and )any increased
benefits arrived at through
negotiations.

5. Recalled employee shall be
entitled to return to a job of
like pay status of his previous
job if such is available.


This proposal is unacceptable.






This proposal is rejected.





Certain posts have become redundant. This
decision is within competence of the
Company.

Service between the 1st and 5th year-
1 week pay per year.
Service between the 6th to 15th year-
2 weeks pay per year.
Service between the 16th and over-
3 weeks pay per year subject to a
minimum qaulifying period of three
years service. Weekly rate to be the
average weekly pay of three years
immediately preceding redundancy.


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296 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52)
For and on behalf of the Grenada Technical
and Allied Workers' Union.

sgd. CURTIS B. STUART-President.

The Employer's submission is as follows:--
1. SALARIES AND WAGES
The Company does not accept the Union's proposal that rates for a two-day reception
be granted for a one day reception, neither to the claim of 30% increase or to any in-
crease to salary and wages.

2. OVERTIME

The Company does not agree to the Union's proposal.

3. SICK LEAVE
The Company does not agree to the Union's proposal that monthly employees should
be granted sick leave of two months at full pay followed by two months with half pay
in any one calendar year.

4. PENSION SCHEME

The Company does not agree to a contribution pension scheme for part-time workers.

5. PERIOD OF AGREEMENT
The Company does not agree that the agreement shall be deemed to have gone into
effect on the 1st August, 1967, but on the day of its conclusion.

6. CLOSED SHOP SYSTEM

The Company does not agree that this s object is arbitrable.

7. PROFIT SHARING

The Company does not agree that this s -bject is arbitrable.

8. REDUNDANCY
The Company holds that decisions o0 redundancy are exclusively in the competence
of the Company and that the question i; not arbitrable.

9. SEVERANCE PAY

The Company submits that Severance Pay might be on the following basis:-

For the first five years of service,
one week pay per year.
For next 10 years of service,
two weeks pay per year.

For services beyond that period,
three weeks pay per year, and that this should be subject to a qualifying period of
three years service and the weekly rate be taken as an average weekly pay
of the three years immediately preceding redundancy.
sgd. GARNET GORDON,
Chairman.


Arbitration Tribunal Appointed Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 3(2) (c) of the Trade Disputes
(Arbitration and Inquiry) Ordinance, Cap. 296 of the Revised Laws of Grenada to Inquire into a
Dispute Exis'Ing Between the Grenada Tehn'cal and Allied Workers' Union and Grenada
Electricity Service~ Limited.



1HEREAS a trade dispute exists between the Grenada Technical and Allied Workers' Union,
hereinafter called "the Union" and Grentda Electricity Services Limited. hereinafter called
"the employer" with respect to the several matters mentioned in the Second Schedule hereto.











GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52) 297

AND WHEREAS the Governor acting on the advice of the Cabinet thinks it fit to refer such dis-
pute to an arbitration tribunal constituted of three arbitrators as set out in the First Schedule
hereto.

AND WHEREAS the parties have consented to refer the matters in dispute between them to
arbitration.

AND WHEREAS the Union has nominated Mr. Brentol B. Blackman as one of the arbitrators on
behalf of the Union.

AND WHEREAS the employer has nominated Mr. A. Norris Hughes as one of the arbitrators on
behalf of the employer.

AND WHEREAS the Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet has appointed Mr. E. R. L. Ward
as the independent Chairman of the said arbitration tribunal.

Now, THERFORE, the Governor acting on the advice of Cabinet hereby refers the said trade dis-
pute to an arbitration tribunal constituted of the persons mentioned in the First Schedule for the
determination of the several matters arising out of the dispute as they are reflected from the con-
tentions of the parties set out in the Second Schedule hereof.

ERNEST W. JOHN,
Acting Cabinet Secretary.

FIRST SCHEDULE


1. Arbitrator nominated by and on behalf of the employer-
NAME: MR. A. NORRIS HUGHES

2. Arbitrator nominated by and on behalf of the Union-
NAME: MR. BRENTOL B. BLACKMAN

3. Independent Chairman-
NAME: MR. E. R. L. WARD

SECOND SCHEDULE


The Union's submission is as follows:-
(1) Wages and Salaries to be paid by the Company
(2) The institution of a shift premium
(3) Vacation Leave
(4) Sick Leave
(5) Casual Leave
(6) Length of Notice
(7) Duration and Retroactivity of the Agreement
(8) Provident Fund (Daily Paid Workers)
(9) Sick and Hospitalisation Fund
(10) Compensation for Sick Leave
(11) Minimum Payment for Overtime
(12) Provident Fund (Increase in)
(13) Union Facilities-Check-Off

This Appendix to the terms of reference shows the Union's position:
1. RATES OF PAY

(a) A 30% increase in wages of the technical staff;
(b) The salaries for two new posts to be created by the Company;
(c) Increase in the wages of office staff as shown in Appendix I.

2. SHIFT PREMIUM
All workers engaged on shift duty to be paid a shift premium, the quantum to be awarded
by the Arbitration.











298 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52)
3. VACATION LEAVE

(a) Monthly Paid Staff
1st year 3 weeks

2nd-4th year 4 weeks

5th year and over 6 weeks

(b) Daily Paid Staff

1st year 2 weeks

2nd to 4th year 3 weeks
5th year and over 4 weeks

4. SICK LEAVE

On production of a medical certificate from a qualified Medical Practitioner a worker
who has completed 12 months continuous service with the Company shall be entitled
in any one calendar year up to 6 months sick leave.

5. CASUAL LEAVE
Each worker be entitled to two weeks casual leave during each year of service.

6. NOTICE
If a daily paid employee is given notice of the termination of his work contract for other
than just cause then he shall be given 14 days notice or wages in lieu thereof.

7. DURATION AND RETROACTIVITY
(a) The date on which the agreement should come into effect.

(b) The length of the Agreement; and
(c) Retrospective pay.

8. PROVIDENT FUND
Daily Paid Workers-There should be some type of Provident Fund for daily paid
workers to enable them to get compensation at retirement or retrenchment.

9. SICK AND HOSPITALISATION FUND
There should be a sick and hospitalisation plan for employees and their families.

10. COMPENSATION FOR NOT TAKING SICK LEAVE
Compensaton of some kind should be given to employees who do not take sick leave
over a period of years.

11. MINIMUM PAYMENT FOR OVERTIME
Workers who are called out to work over-time shall be guaranteed a minimum payment
of four hours.

12. PROVIDENT FUND
The existing Provident Fund should be increased.

13. UNION FACILITIES

Check-Off-The Company agrees to undertake the deduction of Union dues from the
wages and salaries of all employees covered by this Agreement, and to forward the
amounts so deducted to the Secretary of the Union who will issue to the Company
the Union's official receipt therefore.











GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52) 299
APPENDIX 1


CLERICAL STAFF

DESIGNATION PROPOSED RATE


Office Supervisor $400.00

Senior Clerk (Consumer Acc.) $350.00

Storekeeper/Timekeeper $190.00

Cashier $190.00

Asst. Consumer Ace. $230.00

Ledger Clerk $250.00

Wages Cost Clerk $250.00

Bill Clerks $175.00

Metre Inspector $300.00

Bill Boys $120.03

Office Boy $ 90.00

Clerk/typist $190.00

Manager's Secretary $350.00

The Employer's submission is as follows:-

1. RATES OF PAY

To make an award in relation to-(1) A proposal from the Union for-

(a) a 30% increase in wages of the technical staff;
(b) the salaries for two new posts to be created by the Company;
(c) increase in the wages of office staff as shown in Appendix I.

(2) a proposal from the Company for the exclusion from the bargaining unit of
the Office Supervisor, the Manager's Secretary and the new posts mentioned in (b)

2. SHIFT PREMIUM

To make an award on a proposal from the Union as to whether shift premium should
be paid to shift workers, and if so, the quantum of such shift premium.

3. VACATION LEAVE
To make an award on Vacation Leave -
UNION'S PROPOSAL COMPANY'S PROPOSAL


Monthly Paid Staff Monthly Paid Staff

1st year 3 weeks After one year's service and up to-
2nd-4th year 4 weeks 5 years 3 weeks
5th year and over 6 weeks after 5 years service 4 weeks

Daily Paid Staff Daily Paid Staff
1st year 2 weeks After working not less than 200 days
2nd-4th year 3 weeks within a period of 12 months-
5th year and over 4 weeks 14 working days.












300 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52)
4. SICK LEAVE

To make an award on sick leave-

UNION'S PROPOSAL COMPANY'S PROPOSAL


On production of a medical certi- On production of a medical certificate
ficate from a qualified medical from a qualified medical practi-
practitioner, a worker who has tioner, a worker who has comple-
completed 12 months con- ted 12 months continuous service
tinuous service with the with the Company shall be entitled
Company shall be entitled in in any one calendar year to sick
any one calendar year to 6 leave of up to three weeks on full
months sick leave, pay which may be followed by 3
weeks on half pay. In the event
)f a worker needing the full pro-
vision of 3 weeks on full pay, and
3 weeks on half pay the Company,
if it so wishes, may at the expiry
of the first 3 weeks period require
the worker concerned, at the
worker's expense, to submit from
a qualified medical practitioner, a
further detailed certificate support-
ing the claim for extension of sick
leave.
5. CASUAL LEAVE

To make an award as to the Union's proposal that each worker be entitled to two weeks
casual leave during each year of service.
6. NOTICE

To make an award as to the length of notice or the amount of wages that should be
given to daily paid workers in respect of termination of service for other than just
cause.


UNION'S PROPOSAL


14 days notice or 14 days pay in lieu
thereof.


COMPANY'S PROPOSAL


7 days notice or 7 days wages in lieu
thereof.


7. DURATION AND RETROACTIVITY

To make an award on-
i) the date on which the Agreement should come into effect;
ii) the length of the Agreement; and
iii) retrospective pay.
8. PROVIDENT FUND

Daily Paid Workers-To make an award on a proposal from the Union that there should
be some type of provident fund for daily paid workers to enable them to get some
cash when retrenched etc.

9. SICK LEAVE AND HOSPITALISATION FUND

To make an award on a proposal from the Union that there should be some type of sick
and hospitalisation fund for employees and their families.
10. COMPENSATION FOR NOT TAKING SICK LEAVE

To make an award-on a proposal from the Union that there should be some type of
compensation for employees who did not take sick leave during one or more years.
11. MINIMUM PAYMENT FOR OVERTIME

To make an award on a proposal from the Union that there should be a minimum of
four hours for overtime when called out to do so.












GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 6, 1968.-(No. 52) 301

12. PROVIDENT FUND

Increase in-To make an award on a proposal irom the Union that there should be an
increase in the provident fund saj is' ; instead of 10% and a proposal from the
Company that this matter is not arbitrable.

13. UNION'S FACILITIES

Check off-To make an award on-


UNION'S PROPOSAL



The Company agrees to undertake
the deduction of Union dues
from the wages and salaries
o. all employees covered by
this Agreement, and to for-
ward the amounts so deducted
to the Secrctlry of the Union
who will issue to the Com-
pany the Union's official
receipt therefore.


COMPANY'S PROPOSAL



The Company is willing to grant facili-
ties of "the chezk off" provided
among other conditions:

(a) the worker voluntarily
authorises this.

(b) he is free to withdraw or
cancel his authorisation at
any time; and


(c) his employment is in no way
affected by his agreeing or
otherwise to the check off.

The Company does not
agree that this subject is
arbitrable.

Yours faithfully,

Signed on behalf of the
Grenada Electricity Services

W. S. RICHARDSON,
Manager.























GRENADA

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