The Jamaica Air Targeted traffic Controllers Affiliation (JATCA) is inspecting its legal choices subsequent Thursday’s buy by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) that it chorus from having industrial action.
JATCA President Kurt Solomon claims he disagrees with the treatment staying adopted to deal with the wage dispute.
Thursday’s order was the latest round in the situation which escalated right after the association served a wage assert on the Finance Ministry in May possibly 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 assert was made on the Finance Ministry and not the JCAA. This difference is triggering a obstacle.
“We have indicated our disagreement with the terms of reference, and the method calls for us now to go back again to the Ministry of Labour to handle with the conditions of reference. But the Ministry of Labour, in particular, has mentioned that they are not able to help us if we are saying we have an issue with the Ministry of Finance. They can only assistance us if we have an situation with our employer. That is a sticking place,” he told Radio Jamaica Information.
JATCA has its initially tribunal sitting on May perhaps 30.
“We’re discovering the marriage 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,” explained Mr. Solomon.
At the exact same time, he said JATCA will have to broaden its solution to working with the wage troubles. This broadening, he mentioned, will have to examine “other legal channels that could be offered… primarily in light-weight of what is taking place with general public sector compensation evaluation and us not being a component of that critique”.
With practically a year absent considering that the association served its wage assert on the Finance Ministry, and negotiations nevertheless to acquire location, Mr. Solomon argued that this was “building no finish of issues” at JATCA.