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Opinion: “Redistribution Of Power And Wealth”

Opinion: “Redistribution Of Power And Wealth”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] In July 2014, Premier Michael Dunkley tabled the “For Information” Public Bodies Reform Bill 2014 [PBRA] in the House of Assembly. This bill would pave the way for Mutualization, Outsourcing, Privatization and merging of bodies and offices.In response, the BPSU/Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] sent to... Read more of this article

Govt: Bill Will Not Be Tabled In First Session

Govt: Bill Will Not Be Tabled In First Session

The Government confirmed they met with representatives from the BTUC and agreed that the Public Bodies Reform Bill will “not be tabled during the first session of the House of Assembly and will be deferred thereafter should collective efforts result in a 5% reduction in the operating budget for 2014/15.” The Government’s statement... Read more of this article

BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

BTUC: Govt Will Not Proceed With Reform Act

According to a statement from the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], the Premier has “agreed that the Government will not proceed with the Public Bodies Reform Act at this time.” The BTUC consists of multiple unions including the Bermuda Federation of Musicians & Variety Artists, Bermuda Fire Services Association, Bermuda Industrial... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley On Public Bodies Reform Bill

Premier Dunkley On Public Bodies Reform Bill

Premier Michael Dunkley offered the following in response to recent commentary from the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] surrounding the Public Bodies Reform Bill and by extension the Public Services Reform Initiative [PSRI]. In a recent report designed to provide information on their stance on the Public Bodies Reform Act, the BPSU called on public... Read more of this article

BPSU: Say No To Government Reform Agenda

BPSU: Say No To Government Reform Agenda

In a report designed to provide information on their stance on Public Bodies Reform Act, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has called on public servants and members of the public to “say no to the Government’s reform agenda.” The position paper said, “It is evident that the Government is forcefully driving its agenda of neo-liberalism,... Read more of this article

BPSU To Host Meeting On Public Reform Act

BPSU To Host Meeting On Public Reform Act

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] membership will be hosting a meeting for Government civil service workers on Tuesday, October 7, from 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church on Centennial Hall, Court in Hamilton. The agenda of the meeting will be on the Public Bodies Reform Act 2014, and members must produce BPSU membership ID.Speaking earlier... Read more of this article

BPSU Recognises UN International Youth Day

BPSU Recognises UN International Youth Day

In commemoration of International Youth Day the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] said they “join our brothers and sisters around the world to recognize this year’s theme ‘Youth and Mental Health’. “Mental health can be defined as the absence of mental disorder. It is estimated that during the span of one’s life,... Read more of this article

BPSU Comment On Public Bodies Reform Bill

BPSU Comment On Public Bodies Reform Bill

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] “will do all that we can to encourage amendments, modifications, or the defeat of this 2014 Bill,” a statement from the Union said. On Friday [July 18] Premier Michael Dunkley tabled the Public Bodies Reform Bill 2014 “For Information Purpose Only” in the House of Assembly. Members of the public... Read more of this article

Provide Feedback: Public Service Reform Bill

Provide Feedback: Public Service Reform Bill

Premier Michael Dunkley tabled the “For Information” Public Bodies Reform Bill 2014 on Friday in the House of Assembly. A spokesperson said, “And the public is encouraged to review the contents of the Bill and provide feedback and submissions by Friday, 29th August, 2014. “E-copies of the Bill can be downloaded from the home page of... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley: Public Service Reform Update

Premier Dunkley: Public Service Reform Update

“The Government accepts that the cost of running Government and substantial debt threatens to destabilize the financial foundation” and “public expectations coupled with budget cuts require realignment of the organization and the delivery of services,” Premier Michael Dunkley said in the House of Assembly this morning [June... Read more of this article

Minister Richards On Public Bodies Reform Act

Minister Richards On Public Bodies Reform Act

Minister of Finance Bob Richards provided an update on the status of the Public Bodies Reform Act on Friday [Mar 21] in the House of Assembly. The Minister said “significant progress” has been made on this initiative, and that as part of the consultative process, a “for discussion’ draft of this Bill will be provided to key stakeholders... Read more of this article