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BPSU Membership Meeting On Govt Proposal

BPSU Membership Meeting On Govt Proposal

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] will be holding membership meetings on June 25 and 26 to vote on Government’s proposal. The BPSU website said, “Please come out and exercise your democratic right to vote on Government’s proposal. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can only attend during your scheduled day/time as per your last... Read more of this article

BPSU Marks United Nations Public Service Day

BPSU Marks United Nations Public Service Day

The United Nations has dedicated this year’s Public Service Day to all the essential workers who risk their lives and health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with the BPSU noting that the “pandemic has highlighted the necessity of robust, responsive and effective public service delivery.” A BPSU spokesperson said, “On December 20,... Read more of this article

Video: BPSU Triennial Delegates Conference

Video: BPSU Triennial Delegates Conference

The opening ceremony of the Bermuda Public Service Union’s [BPSU] seventh Triennial Delegates Conference was held yesterday [March 11] at St. Pauls Centennial Hall, focusing on the topic of Universal Basic Income. In an online post, the BPSU said, “The opening ceremony of the seventh Triennial Delegates Conference featured Berkeley Institute... Read more of this article

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] recently celebrated Caribbean Public Services Day by recognizing 261 public officers who have worked for the Government of Bermuda for more than ten years. A Government spokesperson said, “During the long service awards ceremony, the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, the Head of the Public... Read more of this article

BPSU Migrant Workers Stakeholder Meeting

BPSU Migrant Workers Stakeholder Meeting

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] held a Migrant Worker’s Stakeholder meeting yesterday [Sept 4] to “discuss issues effecting Bermuda’s guest worker population, such as bullying and harassment, xenophobia and precarious work.” A spokesperson said, “Representatives from 14 stakeholder organisations were present at the... Read more of this article

12 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

12 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] hosted their 27th annual Education Awards Ceremony at which the BPSU Education Committee presented twelve recipients with education awards. At the presentation, President Bro. Jason Hayward and BPSU Education Committee Chair Bro. Kevin Grant emphasised the Union’s strong commitment to providing education opportunities... Read more of this article

BPSU: Certification Of New Bargaining Units

BPSU: Certification Of New Bargaining Units

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is now recognised as the sole bargaining agent for the non-management employees of the Bermuda Airport Authority, the Pension Commission, and Teen Services/Teen Haven. BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is pleased to announce that under section 30K[1]a. of the... Read more of this article

Column: Capitalism, Taxes & Income Inequality

Column: Capitalism, Taxes & Income Inequality

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] There is more money in circulation, more billionaires and more millionaires in the world today than in any other period in history. According to Oxfam’s 2018 annual report on world wealth distribution, the 26 richest people in the world had the same net worth as the poorest half of the world’s... Read more of this article

BPSU: Combatting Racism & Xenophobia

BPSU: Combatting Racism & Xenophobia

“The BPSU pledges to continue its fight to eradicate racism and xenophobia,” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, adding that the Union is “committed to continuing its advocacy for social and economic development initiatives which removes systemic disparities.” Sen. Hayward said, “Public Services International [PSI] is a... Read more of this article

Twelve Students Receive BPSU Scholarships

Twelve Students Receive BPSU Scholarships

On Thursday, July 19, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] hosted its 26th annual Education Awards Ceremony, where the Education Committee presented twelve recipients with education awards. A spokesperson said, “Since 1993, the BPSU has been offering scholarships to its members and their dependents for both local and overseas education. This... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo Holds Meeting With BPSU

Minister Foggo Holds Meeting With BPSU

Minister for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo held her first Government Reform Agenda Meeting with the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] yesterday [Jan 25], saying “we believe their input and active participation is imperative to the success of innovation in Government.” A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

‘Public Officers Are Entitled To Due Process’

‘Public Officers Are Entitled To Due Process’

“Civil servants and public officers are entitled to due process and should never be exposed to the vagaries of a political witch hunt,” BPSU General Secretary Edward Ball said.BPSU General Secretary Edward Ball said, “The Union takes exception to the recent comments made in the public domain by some politicians and others that attempt... Read more of this article

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

The Government’s offer of a 2.5% pay increase, retroactive until 1st April 2017, has been accepted by the Bermuda Public Services Union. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, announced the signing of a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement [CBA]... Read more of this article