THE ISSUES. With this document, “Suez Responsibility,” the Group undertakes to promote diversity and equal opportunity within the communities in which it is present. The aim is to establish standards for Equality and Diversity covering all working conditions, from recruitment to pay and promotion, and including training and working hours. Throughout this document, Suez recognises the importance of involving employee representatives and union organisations in designing, implementing and controlling the Equality and Diversity Policy. Today, Suez intends to demonstrate a new stage in its commitment with a reference document calling on management and employees, as well as the social partners, to mobilise. This document has been drawn up in consultation with the Suez ECC Equality and Diversity Commission.
THE ISSUES. WORK PLACE CHANGE It is agreed that the gardens of the Governor's Establishment must be maintained to a standard of excellence befitting the residence of the Head of State. The focus must be on introducing flexibilities which will result in fundamental changes to how the gardeners' work is organised, what work is carried out and when the work is carried out. Such issues include:
THE ISSUES.  The Claimant alleges that the 1st Defendant was so negligently operated that it generated bow waves which caused damage to its vessel. The Defendants deny that the 1st Defendant (which will at times be referred to as the dredger) was negligently operated and specifically pleaded the following:
THE ISSUES. The major issues addressed at the hearing were the need for WKP to acquire a secure supply of power through to 2005 at fair rates, and whether the Agreements provide an appropriate sharing of benefits. Alternative scenarios were examined, the most important being the provision of backup supply. Among utilities, WKP is in a unique position of risk in regard to access to energy supplies. The 1990 Annual Report of the Company (Exhibit 19) reports the following figures under the section titled Resource: Energy Sources: WKP owned generation 1,485 Gw.h 54 percent Purchased from Cominco 1,079 Gw.h 40 percent Purchased from B.C. Hydro 157 Gw.h 6 percent Energy Capacity Purchases; All time peak load, December 29, 1990 WKP owned generation 623 MW 195 MW 31 percent Cominco 263 MW 42 percent B.C. Hydro 165 MW 27 percent It is obvious that for many years WKP's own generating capacity has been insufficient to meet its utility load. As previously noted, the provision of firm supply by CSOSPA ended in December 1990. In the face of the resulting uncertainty, WKP negotiated the two new Agreements to replace CSOSPA and firm-up a source of energy supply for a period to assist the Company in its long-term resource planning (Exhibit 2, Tab 2, Page 1 and T. 11).
THE ISSUES. WELFARE REFORM Cross party relations again became chilly and this became highly tense after the murder of 2 republicans supposedly by the PIRA. This revelation doomed the Stormont house agreement and led to almost a full break down in the assembly and return to direct rule. Only the fresh start agreement saved this
THE ISSUES. 3.1 The various arguments advanced on behalf of the parties can, in my view, be subsumed into the following two issues:
THE ISSUES. In order to resolve this grievance, it is necessary (a) for me to interpret Article 3 of the 1998 Agreement in order to determine what the parties meant when they referred to “a reasoned basis” and “a written reasoned response”, and then (b) to determine whether the Attorney General’s letter rejecting the Xxxxxx Panel’s recommendations complies with these requirements.
THE ISSUES. The Holidays Act 2003 provides that employees who work on public holidays and would normally work on that day are entitled to ‘time and a half’ pay and an alternative holiday. The union conceded that the entitlement to an alternative holiday was covered by the 11 days’ extra leave. However it alleged that the agreement did meet the minimum requirements of the Holidays Act 2003 because pilots were not paid time and a half for working on public holidays. Air New Zealand contended that the agreement did meet the Act’s requirements, arguing that the Act allowed it to agree with the pilots to transfer the observance of public holidays and the entitlements that go with them to another day – within the eleven days’ extra leave. Because the pilots never worked on these transferred holidays, time and a half requirements never arose. The Court of Appeal was asked to determine: ▪ Whether an employee’s public holiday entitlements could be transferred to another day; and ▪ If transfers were permitted, whether this collective agreement effected such a transfer.