(1977) JELR 65675 (HC)    
High Court  ·  2 Mar 1977 ·  Ghana
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[1977]2 GLR 151
Core Terms Beta
severance pay
gold amalgam
defendants’ claim
formal service agreement
gold bars
mr. akainyah
reorganisation exercise
able addresses of counsel
absence of any legal interpretation
advanced learners dictionary
arrangements of the defendant-corporation
artful person
art of skill
clear-cut artisanship
common ground
company’s staff classification
conditions of service of junior staff
contemplated reorganisation
dispute counsel
exhibit a.
exhibit b of his appointment
feature common
jones-mensah j.
late ata-bedu j.
letter of appointment
long time
meaning of the labour decree
month’s pay
nature of the duties of the plaintiff
new salary
ordinary meaning
ordinary meaning of the word
particular field of human endeavour
provisions of the labour decree
senior staff member
senior staff position
shorter oxford english dictionary
simple question
skilled nature of the work
skilled workman
spate of fortunes
starting salary
status of senior staff
streamlining of the organisation
such organisation

JONES-MENSAH J.: Evidence in this matter was led before the late Ata-Bedu J. Unfortunately he did not live to hear the able addresses of counsel in this case. As the evidence was not in dispute counsel applied to this court to adopt the evidence given before my late brother Ata-Bedu J. The court obliged. The account is as follows:

The plaintiff was appointed an assistant dredge shiftsman with effect from 1 July 1971. He was appointed on a scale with a starting salary of ¢110.00 per mensem ranging to ¢180.00 per mensem. The letter of appointment was tendered by the plaintiff and admitted to these proceedings as exhibit A. That the appointment was a senior staff position in the company’s staff classification is unequivocally borne out by exhibit A. A formal service agreement was later executed between the plaintiff and the defendant-corporation. This was tendered by the defendant and admitted to the proceedings as exhibit 1. The formal service agreement subjected the plaintiff to the rul…

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