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Divisions of The Court

The Court sits in two Divisions:

  • The General Services Division which exercises the jurisdiction of the Court as set out in section 7 of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 88:01 with respect to services other than essential services ; and 
     
  • The Essential Services Division which exercises the jurisdiction of the Court as set out in section 7 of the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 88:01 with respect of essential services.
     
  • The Special Tribunal established by the Civil Service Act, Chapter 23:01 hears and determines disputes in the Civil Service, the Police Service, the Fire Service, the Prison Service, the Teaching Service, the Supplemental Police and Central Bank.
     
  • The Court also has a Registrar and other public officers who are required to provide the necessary support services for the smooth, effective and efficient performance of the Court’s work. The Registrar is the administrative Head of the Department and the Accounting Officer. Mr. Noel Inniss is the Registrar.
     
  • The Industrial Court is divided for the purpose of administration, into fourteen sections (Registry, Sub Registry, Verbatim Reporters, Secretarial, Office Management, Library, Human Resource, Research, IT, Records Management, Security, Accounts, Audit, and Office of the Registrar).
     
  • Most of the officers attached to the above sections are appointed by the Public Service Commissions. The Registrar and Assistant Registrar are appointed by the Judicial and Legal Service Commission.

The Economic and Industrial Research: Section 82(i) of the Industrial Relations Act establishes the Office of Economic and Industrial Research which has the following functions:

  • to collect and compile in accordance with the directions of the Court, information which may be of assistance to the Court in the exercise of its powers and functions under the Act;

  • to keep information as collected and compiled up-to-date; and

  • to carry out research in respect of such matters as the Court may direct.

Section 82 (3) stipulates that:

  • Information collected and compiled and the results of research carried out, under this section shall be furnished to any person, trade union or other organization desiring to obtain that information or those results.