LABOUR LAW: WHERE PRELIMINARY POINTS ARE RAISED, THE ARBITRATOR TO CONDUCT A PRELIMINARY ISSUE HEARING
NAPWU lodged a dispute with the office of the Labour Commissioner against the applicant (Telecom) for unilateral change in terms and conditions of employment. Telecom raised preliminary issues (points in limine) of non-exhaustion of internal remedies, prescription and lack of jurisdiction. The second respondent (arbitrator) directed the parties to file written heads of argument and having considered both arguments, dismissed Telecom’s preliminary issues and set the matter down for arbitration hearing. Aggrieved by this, Telecom filed a notice of . . .