‘Get it right’
THE BARBADOS Workers’ Union (BWU) says it wants the dispute with the National Conservation Commission (NCC) settled as quickly as possible but some “teething problems” with the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) are in the way.
“The tribunal has a problem to find procedures and processes, its own internal working mechanisms and I’m aware that the tribunal has been looking to London, England,” BWU general secretary Sir Roy Trotman told reporters yesterday.
“It has gone as far as Canada, Australia. Wherever there are other systems, where there are similar tribunals, they have gone to look for working approaches and that means that they are still looking because they have not set down all those, so far as I know.”
He added: “If they start their meetings and some of those problems are not clearly worked out with the workers and the workers’ representatives, this may cause workers to lose a just case that is made before the tribunal.”