NATIONAL LABOURT COMMISSION (NLC)
V.
POLYTECHNIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION (POTAG)

(2010) JELR 63815 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT NO. INDL/4/11 ·  12 Nov 2010 ·  Ghana
CORAM
KWABENA ASUMAN-ADU
Core Terms Beta
applicant
respondent
fair wages
salaries commission
conditions of service
parties
order
compulsory arbitration
labour act
voluntary arbitration
commission
letter
decision
good faith
national council
said letter
tertiary education
current case
decision of the applicant
national labour commission
said meeting
strike action
collective agreement
industrial dispute
industrial harmony
invite parties
polytechnic teachers’ association
right procedures
specific order
unresolved issues
available road map
copies of this letter
court shows
end of that meeting
enforcement of the orders of the applicant
executive secretary
executive secretary of national labour commission
high court
industrial unrest
leadership of potag
matters of that nature
provisions of the labour act
required results
respect of an application
single spine salary scheme
trade dispute
white paper

JUDGMENT

This ruling is in respect of an application filed by the National Labour Commission (hereinafter referred to as the Applicant) on 25th October, 2010 against Polytechnic Teachers’ Association (hereinafter referred to as the Respondent), for an order for the enforcement of the orders of the Applicant against the Respondent under Section 172 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), which the Respondent has opposed.

The Applicant attached to the motion paper a 20-paragraph affidavit in which it stated the grounds for the application. The Respondent, on the other hand opposed the application in a 19-paragraph affidavit filed on 4th November, 2010.

As has been stated earlier on in this ruling the application was brought under Section 172 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) which states as follows:

“Where any person fails or refuses to comply with a direction or an order issued by the Commission, under this Act, the Commission shall make an application to the High Court for an order to compel t…

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