Electricity (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1961

Wages tribunal.

3.—(1) If the Government consider that there is imminent danger of a cessation or serious curtailment of electric power arising before the settlement of the present trade dispute the Government may by order appoint a tribunal to determine the rates of wages to be paid to electricians involved in the present trade dispute.

(2) The tribunal shall consist of a chairman and at least two other members.

(3) It shall not be lawful for an employer to pay to any person to whom the determination of the tribunal applies wages at a rate other than that so determined.

(4) Section 21 of the Industrial Relations Act, 1946 , shall apply for the purposes of the exercise by the tribunal of its functions under this section with the substitution, for references to the Labour Court, of references to the tribunal.

(5) In the event of the tribunal not being unanimous, the determination of the chairman shall be the determination of the tribunal unless the members other than the Chairman are unanimous, in which case their determination shall be the determination of the tribunal.

(6) The tribunal shall have power to regulate its own procedure.