Industrial Relations Law and Practice in Jamaica

Industrial Relations Law and Practice in Jamaica

By George Kirkaldy
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Book Description

Industrial Relations Law and Practice in Jamaica is a practical handbook written primarily for persons involved in the day-to-day administration of employer-employee relations in both the public and private sectors. At the same time, its wide ranging examination of the main elements of the law and the general climate of industrial relations, makes this book a useful reference manual for entrepreneurs, policy makers and students. Among the core topics discussed are collective bargaining the settlement of disputes; grievance and disciplinary procedures; conciliation and arbitration. Current issues such as worker participation. Sexual harassment at eh workplace and the concept of a social partnership are among the ‘new’ topics discussed. There is an extensive appendix section containing key policy and other documents as well as useful index.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • List of Acronyms
  • PART ONE: Organisation and Parctices
    • Workers' and Employers' Organisations
    • Settlement of Disputes
    • Collective Bargaining
    • Disclosure of Information
    • Contents of Collective Agreements
    • Conciliation and Mediation
    • Arbitration Principles and Practices
  • PART TWO: Workplace Relations
    • Disciplinary Procedures
    • Grievance Procedures
    • Employee Involvement
  • PART THREE: Statutory and Governmental Provisions
    • The Trade Union Act
    • Labour Relations and the Industrial Disputes Act
    • Regulations for the Taking of Ballots
    • The Labour Relations Code
    • Points for Discussion
    • The Minimum Wage Act
    • The Employment (Termination and Redundancy Payments) Act, 1974
    • The Holidays with Pay Act
    • The Maternity Leave Act
    • Other Labour Laws
  • PART FOUR: Miscellaneous Papers
    • Paper 1: The Strike - Freedom or Right?
    • Paper 2: Arms of Management
    • Paper 3: Contract Employment
    • Paper 4: Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
    • Paper 5: Incentive Payment Systems
    • Paper 6: Wage Guidelines
    • Paper 7: Labour Advisory Council
    • Paper 8: The International Labour Organisation (ILO)
    • Paper 9: The Social Partnership Agreement
  • PART FIVE: Appendices
    • Appendix I: List of Registered Trade Unions in Jamaica
    • Appendix II: Constitution of the Joint Industrial Council
    • Appendix III: Constitution of an Interim Committee
    • Appendix IV: Authorisation to deduct Union Dues
    • Appendix V: Agreement to refer a dispute to Voluntary Arbitration
    • Appendix VI: Memorandum (Specimen)
    • Appendix VII: Disciplinary Code (Specimen)
    • Appendix VIII: Draft of a Constitution of a Joint Consultative Committee
    • Appendix IX: Directions by the Minister of Labour on the taking of Foils in Representational Disputes between Trade Unions
    • Appendix X: Claim by Trade Union for Recognition
    • Appendix XI: Certificate by Minister of Labour giving results of Ballot
    • Appendix XIII: Guide to Calculating Income Tax Eligible on Payments of Lump Sums for Terminal Gratuity, Severance, Redundancy, Wrongful Dismissal and, Loss of employment
    • Appendix XIV: Ministry Paper No.8 - Prices and Incomes Policy
    • Appendix XV: Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • Appendix XVI: Industrial Disputes Tribunal Award in respect of an Industrial Dispute between Seprod Group of Companies and the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union
    • Appendix XVII: Important Labour Legislation
  • Bibliography
  • Court Cases/Awards
  • Index
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