Industrial Relations Act
Industrial Relations (Referee Appeal)
G.N. No. S 40/1966
REVISED EDITION 1990
(25th March 1992)
[4th March 1966]
2. Any party to a trade dispute who is aggrieved by the whole or part of the decision of a referee may appeal against the decision or such part thereof within 14 days from the date of the decision by filing with the Court a notice of appeal in the manner set out in the Form I in the Schedule and upon the payment of a filing fee of $2. A copy of the notice of appeal shall be served upon the respondent.
3. On the filing of the notice of appeal by the party aggrieved, the Registrar shall cause to be prepared the transcript of proceedings before the referee and shall, when the transcript of proceedings is ready, forward a certified copy thereof together with the written grounds of decision of the referee to the appellant upon the payment by him of the appropriate fees prescribed in the Second Schedule to the Industrial Relations Regulations (Rg 1).
4. If, on perusal of such transcript of proceedings and the written grounds of decision of the referee, the appellant decides not to proceed with the appeal, he shall file with the Court a notice of discontinuance in the manner set out in the Form II in the Schedule and shall serve a copy of the notice upon the respondent.
5. If the appellant decides to proceed with the appeal he shall within 21 days from the date of receipt of the transcript of proceedings and the written grounds of decision of the referee file with the Court 5 copies of the record of appeal (a copy of which shall be served by the Registrar upon the respondent) which shall include the following:
a petition of appeal in the manner set out in the Form III in the Schedule containing a brief statement of the facts of the case including the substance of the whole or such part of the decision appealed against and the particular grounds of appeal upon which the appellant relies;
the transcript of proceedings before the referee;
the written grounds of decision of the referee; and
any relevant exhibit or other written document produced during the proceedings before the referee.
6. On receipt of the record of appeal, the Registrar shall as soon as possible, in consultation with the Court, set down the appeal for hearing and determination.
7. Unless the Court otherwise directs, the appellant shall first be heard in support of the appeal and the respondent shall be heard against it and the appellant shall be entitled to reply.
8. At the hearing of the appeal no witness shall be allowed to be called by the parties concerned and the appellant shall not be allowed to adduce any additional ground of appeal.
9. If the appellant does not appear to support his appeal, the Court shall consider the appeal and may make such order thereon as it thinks fit.