The Jamaica Air Site visitors Controllers Affiliation (JATCA) is inspecting its lawful alternatives next Thursday’s order by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) that it chorus from getting industrial action.
JATCA President Kurt Solomon claims he disagrees with the treatment remaining adopted to deal with the wage dispute.
Thursday’s order was the most recent round in the circumstance which escalated immediately after the affiliation served a wage assert on the Finance Ministry in Might 2021.
The purchase issued by the IDT acknowledges an industrial dispute between JATCA and the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA).
Nonetheless, Mr. Solomon is asserting that the association’s claim was produced on the Finance Ministry and not the JCAA. This difference is resulting in a obstacle.
“We have indicated our disagreement with the phrases of reference, and the course of action demands us now to go back to the Ministry of Labour to treat with the phrases of reference. But the Ministry of Labour, in distinct, has mentioned that they are not able to assist us if we are declaring we have an situation with the Ministry of Finance. They can only enable us if we have an situation with our employer. That is a sticking stage,” he advised Radio Jamaica Information.
JATCA has its to start with tribunal sitting on Might 30.
“We are exploring the relationship with the Ministry of Transport and Mining, whom [sic] has promised that they will dialogue with the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the authority, the JCAA,” reported Mr. Solomon.
At the exact same time, he said JATCA will have to broaden its method to dealing with the wage troubles. This broadening, he famous, will have to look at “other authorized channels that might be available… particularly in light-weight of what is taking place with general public sector payment evaluate and us not being a section of that evaluate”.
With almost a yr absent given that the association served its wage assert on the Finance Ministry, and negotiations however to get put, Mr. Solomon argued that this was “making no conclusion of challenges” at JATCA.