Employment tribunal in session
Government’s reconfigured Employment Rights Tribunal is still aiming to begin its hearings later this month.
However, following a planning meeting held this afternoon at its new offices in the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex, chairman Hal Gollop, QC, told Barbados TODAY there were still a number of procedural matters to be ironed out.
“A date is just around the corner, but we have to settle some groundwork with the Chief Labour Officer [Vincent Burnett] first,” said Gollop, explaining that a number of regulations and procedures now had to be put in place.
The prominent attorney-at-law was recently appointed by Government to head up a new nine-member panel after several former members, including chairperson Tracea Codrington, resigned abruptly at the height of public concerns about the length of time it was taking the tribunal to get down to work on a number of serious matters, including recent controversial dismissals at the state-run National Conservation Commission.