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18 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

18 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] recently hosted its 30th annual Education Awards Ceremony, presenting 18 students with education awards. A spokesperson said, “On Friday, July 22, 2022, under the leadership of President Bro Armell Thomas, General Secretary Bro Kevin Grant and the Education Committee Co-Chairs Sis Lauren Bell and Sis Linda... Read more of this article

Elements Welcome, However Long Term Needed

Elements Welcome, However Long Term Needed

“While elements of this relief package are welcomed, this initiative will only provide temporary, short-term relief,” the BPSU President said, adding that “the BPSU continues to strongly advocate for a more pragmatic, long-term approach to economic recovery.” This follows after the Premier announced a $15 million economic relief... Read more of this article

BPSU On 2022 International Women’s Day

BPSU On 2022 International Women’s Day

[Written by BPSU Assistant General Secretary Lloyquita Symonds] International Women’s Day is celebrated annually around the globe on March 8th. It is a day marked to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day is also used for a “call to action” for progressing gender parity. The theme for this year is... Read more of this article

Column: The Importance of Social Dialogue

Column: The Importance of Social Dialogue

[Opinion column written by BPSU General Secretary Kevin Grant] The International Labour Organization [ILO] defines social dialogue as “all types of negotiation, consultation, or exchange of information, between or among representatives of governments, employers, and workers, on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy.” Social... Read more of this article

BPSU President On Covid, Vaccine, Union, More

BPSU President On Covid, Vaccine, Union, More

“The BPSU recognizes the challenges our Island face with the division that exists between persons who are vaccinated and unvaccinated,” President of the Bermuda Public Services Union Armell Thomas said, adding that “as a Union, we advocate a message of personal choice, safety and responsibility during these times.” He added that... Read more of this article

BPSU Celebrates ‘World Day For Decent Work’

BPSU Celebrates ‘World Day For Decent Work’

In celebration of the World Day for Decent Work, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is “calling upon the ILO to designate occupational safety and health as a fundamental right.” A spokesperson said, “Today, the Bermuda Public Services Union and unions across the globe join UNI Global Union in celebrating World Day for Decent... Read more of this article

BPSU Thanks Bermuda’s Healthcare Workers

BPSU Thanks Bermuda’s Healthcare Workers

The BPSU has thanked all the frontline workers, and asked the community to “rally around our healthcare workers and offer support wherever they can.” BPSU General Secretary Kevin Grant said, “It was recently announced that the KEMH has moved to “Disaster Alert Level 4” due to the high number of Covid-19 patients. “This is... Read more of this article

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

“The Government is faced with many challenges due to the pandemic and are forced to make some very difficult decisions as a result,” the BPSU said, adding that “this, however, does not negate the requirement for proper consultation with community stakeholders.” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said,... Read more of this article

‘Reflect On Sacrifices Made By Our Forefathers’

‘Reflect On Sacrifices Made By Our Forefathers’

“We encourage everyone to celebrate Labour Day this year by taking the time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our forefathers to establish the rights, protections, and benefits that we are afforded today,” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said. Mr Thomas said, “It is important now more than ever to celebrate... Read more of this article

‘Not Encouraging Our Members To Participate’

‘Not Encouraging Our Members To Participate’

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] “will not be encouraging our members to participate” in the “proposed 2-day shutdown on August 30th and 31st,” they confirmed today.BPSU President Armell Thomas said, “This communique is to provide clarity on the Bermuda Public Services Union on the issue regarding the proposed... 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 29th Annual Education Awards Ceremony which saw the BPSU Education Committee present twelve recipients with awards. A spokesperson said, “At the presentation, President Bro. Armell Thomas highlighted the important role the community plays in supporting the further development of its citizens.... Read more of this article

BPSU Appoint Kevin Grant, Linda Bogle-Mienzer

BPSU Appoint Kevin Grant, Linda Bogle-Mienzer

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] announced that Kevin Grant has been appointed as General Secretary, while Linda Bogle-Mienzer has been appointed as Labour Relations Organizer. BPSU President Armell Thomas said, “I am pleased to announce the following Secretariat staff appointments:Bro. Kevin S. Grant MMHRM, CMgr, MCMI, General Secretary “Effective... Read more of this article

Govt & BPSU Reach “A Mutual Understanding”

Govt & BPSU Reach “A Mutual Understanding”

The Government and the BPSU have “reached a mutual understanding, with the BPSU indicating to the Government that they support” the recent Labour Act, and “are no longer pursuing amendments to the legislation related to the decertification process.” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said, “I am pleased to report that after discussion... Read more of this article