Reasonable Solutions Which Satisfy Both Parties

December 21, 2015

“The Government should make itself available to discussions that could bring about more reasonable solutions that have terms which satisfy both parties,” Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said following the gathering at the Cabinet Grounds by members of the Bermuda Police Association on Friday, December 18th.

Mr Roban speaks to the BPA at the Cabinet Grounds on December 18

Mr Roban said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party understands the important service that the members of the Bermuda Police Association provide to the public and their concerns over potential cuts that they have been faced with.

“We must make it clear that the Government should make itself available to discussions that could bring about more reasonable solutions that have terms which satisfy both parties. Our hope is that Premier Dunkley and his administration will be more open to discussion in the future before such drastic action has to be taken.”

Slideshow of the BPA at the Cabinet Grounds on December 18


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  1. NO MORE WAR says:

    The government couldn’t pay me enough to be a police officer in Bermuda. It is a thankless job.

  2. aceboy says:

    *yamw*

    Go back to work!

  3. Starting Point says:

    “Mr Roban said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party understands the important service that the members of the Bermuda Police Association provide to the public and their concerns over potential cuts that they have been faced with.”

    Is this the same police force that the PLP insinuated was in league with the governor to force a colonial dictatorship over us?

    • Build a Better Bermuda says:

      Same PLP government that left the police without contract over 2 years if I remember. Given that it took nearly 3 months for the BPA to respond to the government about contract negotiations… this could have been resolved sooner. The government has to have their next budget soon, stalling to try and avoid the inevitable cuts doesn’t help the case, not to mention that the BPA executive seems to be itself in turmoil on these negotiations. Less or no cuts for the lower wage jobs, offset by higher cuts to the higher wage positions with short term overtime at regular time for a set amount of overtime hours with regular OT for hours passed those.

  4. North Rock says:

    When you sign on a Police officer you sign on for a schedule that is horrendous to the rest of us…but you DO know what you are getting into. For most of us, sure, you could NOT pay us enough but the Police are well paid, get extremely good benefits and don’t have to bear any cost for health insurance…and thats just the start. The BPS members do NOT have a tough job…the vast majority of the time its probably borderline boring. Furthermore half of the force is there because they probably can’t get a job at home..Frankly I think all this complaining and low morale is a joke…almost as much as this ridiculous ‘suicide disease’ which MOIGHT raise its head somewhere but please tell me what drives these dudes to suicide in Bermuda…boredom ???

  5. The Dark Knight Returns says:

    Police can be injured of not killed. Do they sign up to be injured or killed?