Taylor, Orville W; Lennox, April A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
The Jamaican Industrial Disputes Tribunal(IDT) In the 1990s and Beyond: Is There A Bias?
Caribbean journal of public sector management
Date of Publication
Asserts that for almost three decades the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has been the final level of the system of dispute resolution in Jamaica. Notes that there has been a consistent view of bias in the determination of disputes and the handing down of awards and attempts to conceptulize this notion of bias and test it empirically in the last decade. Concludes that there is evidence of bias in the IDT.Although, there appears to be more proof that the biases are structural in that the composition of the Tribunal is biased towards organized labour and the status quo on the whole. The Tribunal does reflect little sensitivity to gender in its composition and offers almost no opportunity to the non-unionized worker. However, there is not strong enough evidence to support the widely held view that there is bias in the awards.....