Court of Appeal

Generally, there is no appeal from matters at the Industrial Court except on a point of law. The full detail of the grounds are set out in Section 18 of the Industrial Relations Act. 

This is a list of those matters  at the Court of Appeal the involving the National Workers Union:

Kreekon Contracting Company Limited - The employer lost this matter in the Industrial Court and the worker was awarded $200,000 in damages. The Company has Appealed.

ASIS Construction Company Limited - the employer lost this matter in the Industrial Court. The case involved four workers who were made redundant. The Industrial Court awarded just over $207,000 to the four workers. The Company as appealed.

The matter involves an appeal by Eastern Commercial Lands Ltd. against a ruling of the Industrial Court that it was the successor employer to Tru Valu and that under section 48 of the Industrial Relations Act the Company must recognise and treat with the Banking Insurance and General Workers’ Union, the recognised majority union for the workers of Tru Valu. The employer lost this Appeal and the decision of the Industrial Court stands.

This is a landmark decision dealing with the question of successorship. See attachment below.
Gerry Kangalee,
27 Jul 2010, 10:00