LABOUR LAW – ARBITRATOR HAS NO JURISDICTION TO DEAL WITH DISPUTE LODGED OUT OF TIME
The appellant was the acting General Manager for Operations from 1 January 2016 until 31 August 2021. When he was not awarded a permanent position by the respondent, he referred a disputed to the Labour Commissioner’s Office. The arbitrator concluded that the dispute arose on 1 February 2017 and that the claim had prescribed, therefore, the tribunal lacked jurisdiction to hear the dispute. The appellant appealed against this award stating that the arbitrator wrongly came to this conclusion and that the dispute arose . . .