PR – The Minister for Labour Honourable Peter David has ruled in favour of GTAWU and the workers of RBTT Bank Grenada Limited. Honourable David has agreed with the Union’s position that because the Bank has been sold, the workers have the right to exercise the option to either be terminated and receive termination allowance or continue with the new employer(s). This is in keeping with Section 45 (2) of the Employment Act of Grenada.
This ruling is similar to the earlier ruling of the Labour Commissioner – Mr. Cyrus Griffith.
Honourable David had also ruled in November 2020 that in keeping with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) the notice of retrenchment to the Union is separate and apart from notice to the workers and must not be given con currently.
The Union has called for all industrial relations matters to be resolved first before the Government of Grenada grant final approval for the completion of the local regulatory process.
The Bank was represented by Messrs. Condell Simmons, Senior Corporate Counsel and Employment Law and Senior Manager Employee Relations, Isaac Solomon, Managing Director, Eastern Caribbean and Gaius Joseph, External Legal Counsel.
The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union was represented by the President General Comrade André Lewis, 1st Vice President Comrade Trevor Xavier and Shop Stewards, Comrades Chanelle Stuart and Alisha Jones.