Tribunal reserves NCC decision
THERE SHOULD BE “substantial compensation” for dismissed workers of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) if they are not reinstated, argued Queen’s Counsel Edmund King as the Employment Rights Tribunal wrapped up hearing on the matter yesterday.
On Monday the three-man panel led by Queen’s Counsel Hal Gollop began hearing the case of the retrenched workers in the name of Anderson Chase, who was a member of the Barbados Workers’ Union at the time he and thousands lost their jobs. King is representing the BWU while the NCC is represented by attorney Mitch Codrington.
At the end of the more than three-hour hearing, chairman Gollop indicated that the decision was reserved, a similar position taken in relation to other NCC employees who were represented through the National Union of Public Workers.
King said that he did not know the state of the NCC in relation to rehiring the workers but if that was not practical then another solution would be to grant substantial compensation. (AC)
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