The appellant, dissatisfied with the termination of a recognition agreement, referred a dispute of unfair labour practice to the Office of the Labour Commissioner. At the commencement of the proceedings the respondent raised a point in limine, contending that the referral is bad in law as not falling within the ambit of section 50( 1). The arbitrator heard evidence on the entire matter and at the end of proceedings dismissed the case.
Held an unfair labour practice is narrowly circumscribed by the categories contained in section 50(1 )(a) - (g).
Held conduct falling outside section 50(1 )(a) - (g) does not constitute an unfair labour practice.
Held further a challenge to an employer's contractual right to terminate a recognition agreement does not constitute conduct capable of falling within any one of the list of categories enumerated at section 50(1 )(a) - (g).