Photos: BIU Hosts 2016 Labour Day Banquet

September 3, 2016 | 24 Comments

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] hosted their annual Labour Day Banquet on Friday evening [Sept 2] at the Fairmont Southampton, with BIU President Chris Furbert serving as the guest speaker.

In addition to the Banquet, other events scheduled for this year’s Labour Day celebrations the Pre-Labour Day Gathering at Shelly Bay Beach on Sunday afternoon [Sept 4], and the annual Labour Day Race and Walk and Labour Day March on Monday [Sept 5].


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On Monday, the race and walk will kick off at 8:30am from BIU Headquarters, and the Labour Day March will also start at BIU Headquarters, and is set to get underway at 11:30am after Labour Day Greetings have been shared by various trade union leaders.

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  1. Warlord says:

    Bunch of poser’s

    • David says:

      No need for the negativity. Looks like it was a good time. This weekend, let’s all remember to take time out to celebrate the contribution we, and those who have gone before us, have made as labour (both unionized and non-unionized) to this beautiful island. Enjoy the holiday people :) One love!

    • swing voter says:

      But the ubp aka OBA always tells the media NO PHOTOS PLEASE!!

      Must be afraid to show Bermuda the true FACE of the OBA because it will cause you to loss votes!!!

    • Smh says:

      You people are so hateful

  2. Yahweh says:

    Chris Furbert as the guest speaker?

    Must have been some event!

  3. Point boy says:

    Hard working labourers my foot. Some of the best paid, most benefited, employed by the tax payers.

    Come work with me for a day! ill show you an honest day of labour.

    It amazes me. With all the benefits and vacation time. You still want MORE!

    Some people feel there entitled for whatever reason.
    We don’t owe you a damn thing. I pay my tax. I want my trash collection; Bus and Ferry.

    You get paid (very well) for a job that is expected to be done!

    Do it. Then. I might thank you for your labour

    • Well after 400 years of our Forefathers working for FREE, Reperations in more then one form.
      Karma is a B!+@#

      • Zevon says:

        You always talk about this 400 years. It’s another one of your ridiculous exagerrations isn’t it.

    • Real Deal says:

      I am Union supporter and i will work with you for a week. I can put money on it that you could not show me anything about working hard or work ecthic. what you need to do is take a step back and think. a honest day a labor is not about working allday and coming home to sleep. honest days labor means balance. your employler gets his fare share and you and your family gets their fare share. if we get it right we wont be ha ing alot of the issue we are having with families these days.

      • Point boy says:

        Okay. I think I understand. But unfortunately. It’s that same kind of thinking, that has us in position we are now.

        If you take To Many steps back? Well. Your behind???

        • Real Deal says:

          Collie Buddz song Holiday will help you understand more.
          you have to keep in mine that some employers will do some very unethical things if they are left to police themselves.

          I don’t think that type of thinking put us where are today. There are allot of factors that addup to put us in the position we are in one of the 2 of the biggest factors are recession and diversification the last Gov did a good job easing the blow of the recession then started the frame work for diversification but in my opinion, I think they started to work on this to late. Tourism was neglected for far too long.

          once we build a high-level of diversification Bermuda will be bullet proof and all we have to do is keep our eyes open for out side opposing forces.

  4. Sandro says:

    Basically a PLP fundraiser.

  5. Terry says:

    IT AIN’T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS.

  6. mmm says:

    I think it is great to celebrate achievements of those who have sacrificed much, and endured much, and lost much, given the current economic climate I think it would be prudent to host such an event in more modest surroudings. Have a soup and sandwich affair inviting the un employed and do life skill and job skill work-shops, rather than give Southampton Princess $15,000 plus.

  7. Real Deal says:

    Need to get more young people in the mix.

    Wake up young people.. they not going to be around forever to fight for you.
    if you want to keep out of slavery you got to ware the gloves yourself for yourself and your kids until your kids can ware the gloves themselves.

  8. mmm says:

    Perhaps the B.I.U. do have seminars, further to the seminars, would be some appeals to the general public and employers to hire folks for brief periods, i.e. 4 to 10 hours a week depending upon the need, realising we can,t give every-one. Christmas will be here in just a little while, and it would be wise to encourage folks to have a closer look at their spending habits. Simply show a little more patience and kindness, for there are those among us who have been struggling for some time. Children need breakfast mornings, so let,s donate, even as little as ten dollars will be a help.

  9. Mary says:

    Not a word about the mass murdering of our young folks funny don’t u think? Oyeah that right they only worried about their pay checks .

  10. mmm says:

    Ware or wear, words that sound alike, to the writer I commend him/her for the thought. To our young people, there is a lot to learn about an honest day,s pay..for an honest day,s work.

  11. John doe says:

    all fake smiles while people still get wrongfully dismissed from jobs and they say the union has ya back. BS

  12. smith says:

    Years ago the hotel shop stewards would have a meeting with all
    new employees,informinig them about the union,and how it works.
    They don’t do that anymore and its sad,because they don’t have
    a clue, If you talk to them about unions,fisrt thing
    they say,all they want to do is strike,but once its explained to
    them,they see things different.

  13. Widget says:

    Is it just me thinking that when you open up these comments your all really talking RACE/Color. It really is a shame you cannot move beyond that and live as a people.talk about going backward. And you Onion Juice! Your one of the worst offenders. Time for all of you to grow up.

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