Bus Service Interruption Due To BIU Meeting

May 24, 2018 | 31 Comments

[Updated] Due to a meeting called by the BIU, there will be interruption of bus service at about 10am this morning.

A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation wishes to advise that the Bermuda Industrial Union has called for a meeting that will result in an interruption of bus service at about 10am this morning.

“During the interruption of service, bus operators and other staff will meet with management.

“DPT apologises to the public for the unexpected service interruption and will advise when buses are to begin running again.”

Update: The bus depot at 9.45am

Bus Garage Bermuda May 24 2018

Update 2.28pm: BIU President Chris Furbert After Bus Meeting

Update 3.26pm: A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs has confirmed that the Department of Public Transportation has resumed its bus service, after the work stoppage earlier today.”

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  1. Ringmaster says:

    So basically a wild cat strike, causing more inconvenience to residents and visitors. Way to go BIU. Don’t they have shop stewards any more?

    • PBanks says:

      Some time ago they agreed to give proper notice for these kinds of things right?

      Sigh.

      Where’s the Minister of Transport?

    • Hey says:

      Yes, teenagers stranded without transport in the middle of their GCSEs amongst others left stranded.

      Shameful.

      Should no longer be called the bus service, bust the BUST service.

      Unions slice the top off Onions.

      And for what …less for all.

      We have e-mail, we have phones, we have all kinds of ways that a meeting can be recorded and sent to membership. We no longer need to stop services get out of the last century Alreay. Perhaps the Leader likes to be a showman like Ceaser.

  2. Onion says:

    Another shameful attack on poor and working people by the BIU.

    They could give weeks of notice instead of hours.

    • Ringmaster says:

      The poor and working people aren’t allowed to complain, unless the PLP/BIU/Peoples Campaign let them. As this is a PLP Administration there will be no complaints.

  3. baileysbay says:

    BIU telling the government what to do again….
    Just leave the tourists up dockyard in the rain!

  4. aceboy says:

    Have your meetings on the weekend for goodness sakes!!

  5. The Church says:

    Because we can do what we want. Probably handing out choice spots for the parade.

  6. Wahoo juice says:

    Perfect thanks BIU.

  7. nerema says:

    With the number of cancellations, will anyone notice?

  8. sandgrownan says:

    These are the same idiots that crow about independence….think about how this will play out.

  9. Stevie says:

    Pathetic once again by the idiots at BIU and those who follow them like sheep. Oh it’s May 24th too!!

  10. Chauncey says:

    8,000 passengers on cruise ships are now stranded in Dockyard. Yep, thanks BIU.

    • frank says:

      this is just plain stupid here we have tourist stranded up at dockyard locals left at bus stops
      why can’t they have the meeting after 5pm I don’t believe that the biu heads are thinking straight anymore times have changed and we must change with the times it is time for new leadership in the biu
      it is time for angry chris furbert to go.
      bus drivers get paid good it is time to weed out who wants to work and who does not these crazy interruptions must stop and the minister needs to grow some balls

    • Paul says:

      I can not fathom the reason why the B.I.U.called a meeting at that time of the day !!!!!!!! the tourist in Dockyard payed a lot of money for their cruise to Bermuda,and were left standed…when is this crap going to stop.

  11. puzzled says:

    Get up Doc’s Yard and make sum surryhouse money doin gypsy cab stuff folks.

  12. bananabus says:

    Presumably the Government will come out and condemn this action? I mean, it’s causing a problem for a huge proportion of the people who voted for them.

  13. Jerry Garcia says:

    Muppets

  14. Willy Wonka says:

    They bought a new bus? Tell me again how it took five months to get 1 on the road. Huge accomplishment, said no one.

  15. Southampton says:

    BIU is a real pain in the ass.
    Garbage pick up is disrupted and again Public Transportation is disrupted.

    Furbert and Burch have to get their act together.
    Both are useless as you know what.

  16. gustav says:

    come on .
    the bus drivers work soooooo hard during the year.
    even they need , from time to time , a short brake.
    and what is better then a BIU meeting ?
    I guess they get cookies and coffee for free , despite the pay check

  17. Stevie says:

    Who is running the country? Of course the BIU. When OBA in charge who was the opposition? The BIU. PLP…. clueless. Remember they both, the PLP & BIU go silent when one or the other speak out.
    Jerry Garcia’s one word comment was right on the ball. “Muppets” both Burts bunch & Furberts fools. By the way Rev Twit still quiet.

  18. Fremi says:

    Its sickening to be at the whim of biu. Have your meetings on the weekend. Govt must make buses an essential service

  19. steva says:

    So they found a way to get a 4 day weekend!

  20. Spanner breath says:

    So they couldn’t leave the remaining 5 buses on the road.
    Again the mini buses are chachinging

  21. Stevie says:

    Muppets. Both the PLP & BIU.

  22. BermudaRat says:

    Did the bus officials not see the huge lines of over 50 people waiting at Horseshoe Bay bus stop for transport to go back to the cruise ships yesterday? One bus came along finally with the destination of Barnes Corner only. It was another 30 minutes for a Dockyard bus to come however it was already FULL. What kind of a welcome is this Bermuda?

  23. cpm says:

    Has the reverend got his secret status yet?

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