Hamilton Dock Workers Take Industrial Action

October 19, 2017

Members of the Port Workers’ Division of the BIU took industrial action today [Oct 19] at the Hamilton Docks according to management of Polaris Holding Company Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer Warren Jones said, “Stevedoring Services Limited [Polaris Holding Company Ltd.] can confirm that we received notice of industrial action from the Port Workers’ Division of the Bermuda Industrial Union on Thursday, October 19.

“The Stevedores have unloaded and delivered refrigerated containers [reefers] and will complete unloading of other perishables on Friday, ensuring that essential goods are available for collection.”

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  1. Real Onion says:

    Frankly Scarlett…

    ……………….well ya’ll know the rest

    • Thank God for Unions, gone are the days when employers treat workers like S!@# and exploit them.

      • bdaboy says:

        god has nothing to do with it. There is no god…OJ, only morons like you would attribute this to god.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Then never say again that there’s problems with the companies/bosses/etc in the treatment of staff .
        And that goes for all those ‘inequities’ and ‘disparities’ as well , right ?

        We look forward to your silence from here on !

  2. Ignaorance says:

    And the fun begins!

  3. Paradise Reclaimed says:

    Only perishables are essential goods? Where’s the warning this industrial action will come? Pathetic.

  4. Family Man says:

    If only they had a collective bargaining agreement that set out the terms and conditions for taking industrial action.

  5. lalaland says:

    just pay us and we will shut up! next stop marine and ports

  6. Will says:

    Stevedoring services and Polaris sound like privately owned companies…what employer in their right mind would allow their workers to unionised?! Would have fired them all before they managed to

    • PBanks says:

      Why, there’s nothing inherently wrong with unionization. Sometimes employees wish to have representation for certain issues.

      Maybe yes, there are issues in the Bermuda context with the wildcat strikes and the like, but joining a union shouldn’t be a deal-breaker when it comes to employment?

  7. Up D hill says:

    What BS is the BIU defending this time?

  8. Stevie says:

    PLP & BIU gone silent again. Oh money talks.