The Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration is reminding residents of the British Virgin Islands that the Labour Arbitration Tribunal is currently accepting applications from qualified persons to supplement its current Roster of Accredited Labour Arbitrators.
The ministry made the appeal in a bulletin which was published on the government’s official webpage on Thursday November 18.
The release asked interested persons to contact the Secretary to the Tribunal, Mrs. Malisa Ragnauth-Mangal, via telephone at 468-4758 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to apply.
Persons are also invited to visit the Tribunal’s webpage for guidelines at https://bvi.gov.vg/departments/labour-arbitration-tribunal.
The Labour Arbitration Tribunal is an independent tribunal set up under the Labour Code, 2010 with the power to make orders and awards with the same force as an order or award of the High Court.
The parties appearing before the Tribunal are entitled to the same rights or privileges as they would have before any court. The Labour Arbitration Tribunal makes decisions about labour disputes and it regulates its own procedures as to how it will do so.
This includes complaints about things like unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, redundancy and discrimination in the workplace as well as reviewing certain decisions of the Labour Commissioner.