A date has finally been set for the Employment Rights Tribunal to hear its first case, but it will have nothing to do with the National Conservation Commission (NCC) workers.
Chairman Hal Gollop, QC, told Barbados TODAY that when the public hearings begin on May 20 at the Labour Department in Warrens, the matter at the top of the agenda would involve Chefette Restaurants.
However, he said tonight that the NCC matter would still get priority attention on the long list of cases.
Retrenched NCC workers have been waiting for a resolution to their matter for a year now.
Gollop also indicated that an assistant would soon be appointed to the tribunal.
He explained that there was a three-month delay in the reconstituted tribunal starting hearings because it had to ensure that all the required statutory procedures were firmly in place.