The Jamaica Air Targeted traffic Controllers Affiliation (JATCA) is examining its authorized selections subsequent Thursday’s get by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) that it chorus from taking industrial motion.
JATCA President Kurt Solomon states he disagrees with the treatment becoming adopted to deal with the wage dispute.
Thursday’s get was the newest spherical in the circumstance which escalated soon after the association served a wage claim on the Finance Ministry in May 2021.
The buy issued by the IDT acknowledges an industrial dispute in between JATCA and the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA).
On the other hand, Mr. Solomon is asserting that the association’s declare was built on the Finance Ministry and not the JCAA. This difference is leading to a obstacle.
“We have indicated our disagreement with the terms of reference, and the procedure requires us now to go back to the Ministry of Labour to deal with with the conditions of reference. But the Ministry of Labour, in distinct, has said that they can not aid us if we are saying we have an problem with the Ministry of Finance. They can only assist us if we have an concern with our employer. Which is a sticking point,” he instructed Radio Jamaica Information.
JATCA has its 1st tribunal sitting on Might 30.
“We are discovering the connection with the Ministry of Transportation and Mining, whom [sic] has promised that they will dialogue with the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the authority, the JCAA,” mentioned Mr. Solomon.
At the similar time, he claimed JATCA will have to broaden its solution to dealing with the wage challenges. This broadening, he pointed out, will have to examine “other lawful channels that may well be obtainable… in particular in mild of what is going on with general public sector compensation evaluation and us not getting a section of that overview”.
With virtually a year gone considering the fact that the affiliation served its wage declare on the Finance Ministry, and negotiations nevertheless to acquire position, Mr. Solomon argued that this was “creating no finish of complications” at JATCA.