Harbours Act, 1996

Provisions with respect to staff of a company (including harbour master).

37.—(1) (a) Without prejudice to any other provision of this Act, a company shall be required to employ—

(i) a harbour master,

(ii) such and so many other employees as it considers to be necessary for the due performance of its functions.

(b) A harbour master may from time to time authorise one or more other suitably qualified members of the staff of the company by whom he or she is employed to perform a function conferred on him or her by a provision of this Act or an instrument made thereunder and for so long as such member or members is or are so authorised references in the provision concerned and section 50 to the harbour master shall be construed as including references to such member or members.

(2) Without prejudice to the requirements of section 39 , a company, in determining the remuneration or allowances for expenses to be paid to members of its staff, including the chief executive, or the terms or conditions subject to which such members hold or are to hold their employment, shall have regard to Government or nationally agreed guidelines which are for the time being extant, or to Government policy concerning remuneration and conditions of employment which is so extant and, in addition to the foregoing, a company shall comply with any directives with regard to such remuneration, allowances, terms or conditions which the Minister may give to the company with the consent of the Minister for Finance.