Granville Valentine, General Secretary of the NWU
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) should reinstate or pay millions of dollars to almost a dozen employees who were fired four years ago.
The ruling was handed down Wednesday morning.
Granville Valentine, General Secretary of the National Workers Union (NWU), who represented the employees, told RJR News that the matter had previously been brought to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT), which ruled that the JPPC had "unjustifiably" dismissed the workers and should reinstate or pay them for the period they were out of a job.
The JPPS challenged the ruling at the Supreme Court but that court upheld the IDT ruling, noting that the workers were treated harshly.