Agency

Industrial Disputes Tribunal

  • Phone: 920-9606
  • Address: 4 Ellesmere Road, Kingston 10.
  • Phone: 920-9606

Historically, the concept of arbitration is not new to industrial relations in Jamaica. Before the enactment of the Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes act (LRIDA) in 1975, the conduct of industrial relations was subject to agreement and voluntary action, except in areas regarded as essential. The Public Services Arbitration (PUUPSA) law dealt with services that were deemed essential. In addition, the Trades Disputes Arbitration and Enquiry Law provided for the appointment of arbitrators in both the public and private sectors. Arbitration Tribunals were ad hoc and appointed for each dispute.