Neymour

JurisdictionBahamas
CourtIndustrial Court
JudgeDemeritte-Francis, P.
Judgment Date22 Jul 2015
Docket NumberIT/NES/1912/2014

Industrial Tribunal

Demeritte-Francis, P.

IT/NES/1912/2014

Neymour
and
Peace Holdings Limited & B.G.C. Ltd
Appearances:

Mr. Obie Ferguson for applicant.

Mr. Clinton Clarke Jr. for respondent.

Employment Law - Industrial dispute — Tribunal procedure — Extension of time — Whether time ought to be extended to allow counsel to file defence out of time.

Demeritte-Francis, P.
WHEREAS:
1

) By Certificate of Referral dated 20th February, 2014 the Minister referred the Trade Dispute to the Industrial Tribunal; and

2

) In accordance with Rule 3(1) of the Industrial Relations (Tribunal Procedure) Rules, 2010, a Notice for an Originating Application — (Form A) was sent by the Acting Secretary to the Tribunal to the applicant on 20th March, 2014 to the postal address provided in the Trade Dispute Report dated on 23th November, 2012; and

3

) The applicant filed in the Industrial Tribunal an Originating Application (Form A) on 27th March, 2014; and

4

) On the 20 and 21 July, 2015 the fixture for the hearing was treated by the Industrial Tribunal as a Directions hearing pursuant to Section 58(1)(b) of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 321; and

5

) At the Directions hearing on 22nd July, 2014 Counsel for the respondent made a request to the Tribunal pursuant to Rule 14(1) of the Industrial Relations (Tribunal Procedure) Rules, 2010 for an Extension of Time within which to file the Defence in this matter and Counsel for the applicant had no objection to the request made by the respondent's Attorney.

6

) IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by consent of the parties that pursuant to Rule 14(1) of the Industrial Relations (Tribunal Procedure) Rules, 2010 that time is extended to allow Counsel for the respondent to file the Defence out of time in this matter on or before the 27th' July, 2015 at the Industrial Tribunal.

AND THIS IS THE ORDER OF THIS TRIBUNAL

Indira Demeritte-Francis

President

The Industrial Tribunal

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