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Unfair dismissal

The Employment Rights Tribunal has ruled that the former workers of the National Conservation Commission were unfairly dismissed.

The Tribunal handed down its much anticipated decision a short while ago.

It dismissed the NCC claims that the National union of Public Workers did not have to be consulted because it was not the recognised union, due to the fact that The NCC held discussions with the NUPW on other matters affecting workers including wage talks.

The NCC did not consult with the workers or the NUPW six weeks before retrenchment as outlined in the employment rights act.

The Tribunal is now considering reinstatement or compensation for the dismissed workers.

16 Responses to Unfair dismissal

  1. Santini More
    Santini More July 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Well, well, well.

  2. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd July 15, 2016 at 1:39 pm


  3. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore July 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    On trial should be PM Stuart. After articulating a last in first out principle that was violated by his Min of Environment, why send this matter to be adjudicated by the tribunal? A clear lack of leadership by the PM. Where in the Commonwealth does a minister act in contravention of his boss & still keep his job? I’m more apt to believe that this state of affairs was allowed to develop because one friend wanted to put money in the pocket of the other.

    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay July 15, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      the blp did it and will continue to do it when their time come,them had consultants working for consultants,

    • Ras Unjay
      Ras Unjay July 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      when de blp get in be sure you get some in your pockets,cos people will be getting fat,

    • Rosanna Lewis
      Rosanna Lewis July 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      So true Arthur Collymore

    • Pam Fazio
      Pam Fazio July 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      I know for a fact last in first out did not happen. People were let go who had more time in than their workmates who kept their jobs! The entire process was handled wrong.

  4. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar July 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Thank God the Employment Rights Tribunal under the Chairmanship of such a distinguished gentleman Mr. Hal Gallop, who has a profound knowledge of the law and is very fair and impartial. I always admire to Mr. Gallop and Sir. David Simmons who exhibit a keen sense of justice to all despite of the their social standing.

  5. harry turnover July 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    DEM had to go to a Tribunal to find out that ?? the PM and the MOF said that a LAST IN FIRST OUT POLICY would have been adhered to in a lot of fancy pretty talk and play da looking and sounding serious.
    ……BUT when a policy of LAST IN LAST OUT was being done NOT a word was forthcoming from the two of them when DEM could have put a stop to that policy right there and then.
    No two people from the SAME household would be sent home in a lot ah pretty talk AGAIN. When two bread winners from numerous families were being sent home the two ah dem mout zip up .

  6. Rosanna Lewis
    Rosanna Lewis July 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    The tribunal is set up based on the convention arising from the ILO. Every country must have a tribunal once an employment rights act or labour act has been enacted.

  7. Juanita Blanco
    Juanita Blanco July 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    You happy now that you were able to let out all this info you obviously couldn’t wait to share? My points still stand!

  8. junior July 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Dennis Lowe, why don’t you resign. That situation should never have been arisen.

  9. Yarde Sherwin
    Yarde Sherwin July 15, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    A tribunal was never needed in this case…This was just a waste time…The workers is the ones who feels it and the end of the day…..Everybody done know it was a unfair dismissal from day one….

  10. harry turnover July 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    You know what will happen now.Those workers who want to be compensated will now have to wait a year and a day for their money……in time for election when it would look like DEM give them money

  11. BaJan boy.. July 15, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    The tribunal is to give Gollop some money. We also had a situation where the CEO obviously lied before the tribunal on the first in last out when he knew he had orders from the Minister to take in the people that were sent by the Minister. He should also resign as this was a most disgraceful situation all perpetrated by a disgraceful Minister and clearly allowed to happen because of a selfish uncaring CEO. Time longer than twine.

  12. jrsmith July 16, 2016 at 4:47 am

    The people versus the politicians/government you cannot win , you cannot win against the untrustworthy politicians, they treat bajans as second class citizens ,because they do what they like ,when they like because no one dear to question them.. the politicians keeps playing games with people lives and livelihood in Barbados , everything ever so simple is extended as like preparation for war.. directed against the people..

    This wasn’t needed all the time and money spent could have been directed at our broken hospital.. but now is it clear this matter is over, the workers always at the mercy of the government could wait years before this is really settled…


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