Applicant is a company authorized to carry on business in Ghana. 1st Respondent is a creature of statute established under section 135 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) mandated inter alia to settle industrial disputes. 2nd Respondent is a Labour Union with some of Applicant’s employees as its members. This judgment is in respect of application praying the court for an order for judicial review by way of certiorari to quash an arbitration award on grounds that:
(i) the arbitration panel exceeded its jurisdiction and
(ii) that the issue of jurisdiction may be raised at anytime.
The evidence placed before the court indicate that, following a deadlock at collective agreement negotiation between 2nd Respondent and Applicant, parties submitted to voluntary arbitration and consequently opted for a panel of three arbitrators. Parties were heard and the panel delivered the award. It is against the award that Applicant articulated its grounds for same to be quashe…