Jason Hayward Is The New BTUC President

March 29, 2017

In accordance with the Constitution of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], BPSU President Jason Hayward has succeeded BIU President Chris Furbert as the President of the BTUC.

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The BTUC said, “On Tuesday, 28th March, 2017, Brother Jason Hayward, President of the BPSU succeeded Brother Chris Furbert as the President of the BTUC, in accordance with the Constitution of the BTUC. Brother Raymond Bean, President of the Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU] is the new 1st Vice President.

“In keeping with the BTUC Constitution, the offices of President and Vice-President were rotated among the Presidents of the affiliate unions.

“High on the BTUC’s agenda will be advocating for the implementation of a ‘Living Wage’, addressing systemic income inequality, strengthening workers’ wages and benefits and exploring the development of Co-operatives.”

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  1. puzzled says:

    The more things stay the same the more they change.

    I see a pale moon rising.

  2. A Chap says:

    Better maternity options!!

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    “High on the BTUC’s agenda will be advocating for the implementation of a ‘Living Wage’, addressing systemic income inequality, strengthening workers’ wages and benefits and exploring the development of Co-operatives.”

    The last 2 issues, “strengthening workers’ wages and benefits and exploring the development of co-operatives”, are proper issues for unions to deal with.

    The first 2 issues, “implementation of a ‘Living Wage’ and addressing systemic income inequality”, are political issues, not workers’ rights and benefits issues. Leave those to your sisters and brothers in the PLP or declare the BTUC to be a political party rather than a trades union umbrella group.

  4. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Get your popcorn ready…

  5. Point boy says:

    What do you call that? The lesser of two (I want to say evils) but that’s not nice.

    Very interesting to watch though.

  6. Obey The Law says:

    Great power comes with great responsibility.

  7. wahoo says:

    This is good he is the cream of the crop.

    • Kevin says:

      cream of the crop …well if he is the best you have to offer …maybe we should reconsider the qualifications …

      • wahoo says:

        Was being sarcastic. It sounds like they have a succession culture which helps a few “rotate” around. How much does the new post pay?

  8. Up D hill says:

    Big deal!

  9. wahoo says:

    Seems that I was overlooked and I am a Bermudian.

  10. Peter says:

    That means Chris is running in the next election then ?

  11. steve says:

    In 10 years time(when the is nothing remaining to defend) the union will realize their job is not just to defend members, but also to uptrain skills to on or near level with the private sector. I know this because its exactly the change that took place 20 years ago to unions in the US

  12. Do Right says:

    The Black community in particular, and Bermuda in general, really miss the genuine and truthful leadership of Marc Bean and Marc Daniels. All we have now are people controlled by a man who caused more damage to the black community unlike any other. Hayward is just one of his servants. Wake up BPSU members Your President and his admin assistant(Betty Trump) are destroying your organisation.

  13. Kathy says:

    Why are they all “Brother”? Is this a religious affiliation?

  14. Alvin Williams says:

    Congratulations on your new position Jason Hayward; this no doubt will greatly disappoint your detractors who delude themselves into thinking that some how they can choose our leaders.

    • Anbu says:

      Lmao “your” leaders. Like wed ever want to. Jacka$$