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Photos & Videos: Third Day Of BTUC March

Photos & Videos: Third Day Of BTUC March

[Updated with videos] For a third straight day yesterday [Jan 28], members of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress marched on Cabinet, with members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union also joining in on the activities. The day’s events at Cabinet ended with Premier Michael Dunkley speaking along with leaders from the various Unions, with the Premier... Read more of this article

“Go To Markets Before The End Of Fiscal Year”

“Go To Markets Before The End Of Fiscal Year”

Finance Minister Bob Richards said Bermuda will have to borrow money again this year, and while the exact amount we will be borrowing is unclear, the Minister did confirm that we will need to “go to the markets before the end of this fiscal year.” In 2013 the Government borrowed $800 million which they said was “anticipated to cover... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Government & Union Dispute

Live Updates: Government & Union Dispute

[Updated] The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] — which is made up of the island’s various trade unions including the BIU, BPSU and BUT — held urgent meetings for all public service employees on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. All public schools will be open today [Thurs, Jan 29], and bus and and ferry service will resume. Summary Of Key Points... Read more of this article

Premier: Govt And BTUC Have Agreed To Meet

Premier: Govt And BTUC Have Agreed To Meet

Premier Michael Dunkley spoke alongside leaders from the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] this evening [Jan 28], saying that he was “pleased to announce tonight that the Government and the BTUC have agreed to meet to consider these additional cost savings.” Premier Dunkley said, “The last few days have seen us expressing divided... Read more of this article

Ministry Updates Public On Garbage Collection

Ministry Updates Public On Garbage Collection

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works is advising the public that while household garbage remains uncollected, the public is encouraged to take household waste, recycling, and bulky items to the Tynes Bay Public Drop Off facility. A spokesperson said, “The Drop Off facility will extend hours until 7.00pm tonight [Jan 28]... Read more of this article

PLP Leader: ‘Get Back To Negotiating Table’

PLP Leader: ‘Get Back To Negotiating Table’

Opposition Leader Marc Bean has today [Jan 28] called on the Government to “do what is necessary to get back to the negotiating table so that this escalating impasse can come to an end.” This follows three consecutive days of disputes which has resulted in public schools closing, and the suspension of public services including bus and ferry... Read more of this article

Electricity Supply Trade Union Joins Protest

Electricity Supply Trade Union Joins Protest

Members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] were asked to join Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] members “as a sign of solidarity,” and workers have answered the call, arriving at Union Square this morning [Jan 28], as the dispute between the BTUC and Government enters the third day. A post on the ESTU’s Facebook page early... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Second Day Of BTUC March

Photos & Videos: Second Day Of BTUC March

Following the second meeting of its membership yesterday [Jan 27], the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is marching on Cabinet again today, with some people spending the night on the Cabinet grounds after getting tents set up. Marchers played drums and carried signs as they walked through the streets, with large crowds coming together on the Cabinet... Read more of this article

Government Issues Labour Dispute Notice

Government Issues Labour Dispute Notice

[Updated] Pursuant to section 4 of the Labour Disputes Act 1992, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy has declared that a “labour dispute exists between the Government of Bermuda and the following Government Departments and All Ministry Headquarters.” The list of government departments includes Fire Services, Corrections, National Drug... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Leah Scott….Are We There Yet?

Opinion: MP Leah Scott….Are We There Yet?

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] When I was a little girl, my mom used to take us on road trips. I remember her getting out the Triple A Triptik, plotting the map, packing our bags, and loading we three girls in the back seat of the car. I don’t think that we were out of the driveway before we were shouting “Mom…are we... Read more of this article


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