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The principal role of the Court is to settle unresolved disputes and other matters which arise between employers and trade unions representing the workers employed by the employers under the Industrial Relations Act, Chapter 88:01 (I.R.A.), the Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act, No. 32 of 1985, the Maternity Protection Act, No. 4 of 1998 and the Minimum Wages (Amendment) Act, No. 11 of 2000.

Jurisdiction of the Court

In addition to its inherent powers as a superior court of record, the Court has jurisdiction –

  • to hear and determine trade disputes;
  • to register collective agreements and to hear and determine matters relating to the registration of such agreements;
  • to enjoin a trade union or other organization or workers or other persons or an employer from taking or continuing industrial action;
  • to hear and determine proceedings for industrial relations offences under this Act;
  • to hear and determine any other matter brought before it, pursuant to the Act.