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Final Town Hall On Living/Minimum Wage

Final Town Hall On Living/Minimum Wage

The final Town Hall meeting to discuss a Minimum/Living Wage for Bermuda will be held at 6.30pm on May 16th at the Somerset Cricket Club, the Government said today. “The public will be aware that for the past three weeks, the Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports has hosted a series of meetings to seek public feedback on the creation... Read more of this article

Video: Meeting On Living/Minimum Wage

Video: Meeting On Living/Minimum Wage

The Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports is holding a town hall meeting this evening [May 2] to discuss a minimum/living wage for Bermuda. A spokesperson previously said, “The public will recall that the Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo, recently announced that the Government is seeking to set up a Wage Commission... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meetings On Living/Minimum Wage

Town Hall Meetings On Living/Minimum Wage

The Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports is inviting the public to attend a series of Town Hall Meetings to discuss a Minimum/Living Wage for Bermuda. The Town Hall Meetings will take place:Thursday, May 2, 2019 – St. George’s Cricket Club at 6.30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 – St. Paul’s AME Centennial Hall at 6.30 p.m. Thursday,... Read more of this article

Ministry To Establish A Wage Commission

Ministry To Establish A Wage Commission

The Ministry of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports today [March 4] announced that it will shortly be setting up a Wage Commission to consult with key stakeholders regarding the implementation of a living/minimum wage. This follows the tabling of a report by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee [JSC] last year on The Establishment of a Living/Minimum... Read more of this article

Two Hour Video: ‘Living Wage’ Panel Discussion

Two Hour Video: ‘Living Wage’ Panel Discussion

“The Living Wage – Relief is on the Way” panel discussion took place this evening [Oct 18] and you can watch the two-hour video of the presentation below.Panelists include statistician Cordell Riley, Rev Nicholas Tweed, MP Rolfe Commissiong, and Family Centre Executive Director Martha Dismont, while MP Kim Swan is moderating the discussion.... Read more of this article

Discussion: ‘Living Wage – Relief Is On The Way’

Discussion: ‘Living Wage – Relief Is On The Way’

[Written by Don Burgess] “Work should lift you out of poverty, not keep you there.” That slogan is attached to a discussion on the proposed living wage which will be held on Thursday, October 18 at St Paul Centennial Hall at 6:30 pm. It is proposed that the Living Wage is set at $12.25 per hour as of May 1, 2019, then at $18.23 as of May 1, 2020.... Read more of this article

Column: Progress Towards A Living Wage

Column: Progress Towards A Living Wage

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The recommendation to implement a minimum wage and establish a Wage Commission to determine a living wage standard is a significant step in the right direction. These interventions in our society will undoubtedly improve the lives of many workers in this country. The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] applauds... Read more of this article

CURB Welcomes Living/Minimum Wage Report

CURB Welcomes Living/Minimum Wage Report

The report from the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Establishment of a Minimum/Living Wage has been released, with the report suggesting a phased approach to implementation. Report The report said, “Wage levels that are set too high will wreak havoc on our economy. With this in mind, the proposals of the JSC include recommendations... Read more of this article

Author Chuck Collins To Speak On Living Wage

Author Chuck Collins To Speak On Living Wage

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Bermuda Community Foundation [BCF] to host a breakfast panel discussion featuring international author Chuck Collins, an activist in the field of inequality and the wealth gap. The BCF is hosting Mr. Collins in Bermuda for a three-day visit during which he is scheduled to meet with a wide range... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: Committee On Living Wage

Live Video Replay: Committee On Living Wage

[Updated] The ‘Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the Living Wage’ conducted a Public Meeting this evening at St. Paul’s Centennial Church Hall in Hamilton; with the presenters including lawyer Philip Perinchief, BIU President Chris Furbert, CURB’s Lynne Winfield, economist Craig Simmons and statistician Cordell Riley. The evening... Read more of this article

Committee On Living Wage To Meet On April 20

Committee On Living Wage To Meet On April 20

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on the ‘Living Wage’ will conduct a Public Meeting on Thursday, 20th April 2017 at 8:00p.m. in the St. Paul’s Centennial Church Hall, located on Court and Victoria Street, in Hamilton. “It is expected that the selected panelists will deliberate on matters relating to the establishment of a living... Read more of this article

Bi-Partisan Support For Living Wage Committee

Bi-Partisan Support For Living Wage Committee

A motion by Opposition MP Rolfe Commissiong calling for a Joint Select Committee to be formed to look into the the establishment of a living wage for Bermuda passed with bi-partisan support in the House of Assembly on June 17, with the Committee to be formed and then return to the House with its recommendation. “Imagine earning $200 or even $320... Read more of this article

“What Is A Living Wage?” Symposium On May 2

“What Is A Living Wage?” Symposium On May 2

The BTUC is inviting all of Bermuda to attend  a Symposium on Monday, May 2nd at the St. Paul’s Centennial Hall, with the event set to commemorate International Workers Day. The BTUC said, “International Workers’ Day or May Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in every country... Read more of this article