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Tempers flare at tribunal hearing

Heather-Lynn Evanson, [email protected]

Tempers flare at tribunal hearing

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HEATED exchanges, raised voices, accusations and retorts dominated for more than an hour at the Employment  Rights Tribunal which renewed hearings yesterday afternoon.

Tribunal chairman Hal Gollop and attorney for the National Conservation Commission, Mitch Codrington, exchanged verbal salvos and it took three adjournments of varying lengths before tempers eased and retired general secretary of the National Union of Public Workers Dennis Clarke resumed his testimony.

Gollop and Codrington began their war of words shortly after Codrington apologised for any inconvenience his absences in mid-December might have caused the tribunal.

Codrington added he had requested the transcripts from the two days he had missed but Gollop explained to him that the tribunal had no obligation to provide anyone with transcripts and it more a courtesy than anything else.

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