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NCC dismissals unfair, rules Gollop

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

NCC dismissals unfair, rules Gollop

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CHAIRMAN OF THE Employment Rights Tribunal Hal Gollop has ruled in favour of former National Conservation Commission Workers who are contesting their dismissal.

Delivering his decision at the Warrens Office Complex today, he ruled that the workers represented by the National Union of Public Workers were unfairly dismissed after the NCC arbitrarily applied the last in first out principle.

A similar decision was made in relation to workers represented by the Barbados Workers’ Union.

hal-gollopGollop also ruled that the NCC’s failure to recognise the NUPW as the legal bargaining agent of some of the workers and its failure to consult with either the union or individual workers was unconstitutional as it breached their statutory rights.

There was standing room only as scores of NCC workers and the rank of file of the two major trade unions listened to the decision. (HLE)