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Update On Bus Schedule, Rosters & Night Work

Update On Bus Schedule, Rosters & Night Work

“The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] and Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] have reached agreement on the new Bus Operator rosters, and the definition of Night Work to allow implementation of the new 2019 Bus Schedule to proceed”, according to a spokesperson. “On 11 January 2019, Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism &... Read more of this article

Interruption In Bus Service On February 13th

Interruption In Bus Service On February 13th

There will be a “brief interruption” in bus service from 10:30am – 12:30pm on Wednesday [Feb 13] to accommodate a BIU Bus Operators and Allied Workers Division meeting, the Government said this evening.A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] is advising of a brief interruption in bus service... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Airport Objections Were Political’

Column: ‘Airport Objections Were Political’

[Opinion column written by Sylvan Richards, Shadow Home Affairs Minister] In his submission to the Blue Ribbon Panel BIU President Chris Furbert admitted that Bermuda needed a new airport, but then declared that “if it should result in any cost to the taxpayer, the answer is no”. The question therefore becomes how can a new airport terminal be built... Read more of this article

Review: A Centenary Gala Forged In Passion

Review: A Centenary Gala Forged In Passion

[Written by Vejay Steede] Saturday night marked many things. Children were born, elders passed, big life moments were celebrated around the globe … but perhaps the most significant mark on Bermuda’s collective history was being made by the Bermuda Union of Teachers’ Executive at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday night. You see Saturday was... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Says ‘It Was Never Political’

Video: BIU President Says ‘It Was Never Political’

BIU President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [Feb 5] to respond to remarks made by former Minister Bob Richards, saying that their objection to the airport deal was “always about the cost.” “It was always about cost,” he added. “The country is going to lose revenue for the next 30 years.” “It... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Photo Set #2: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] is celebrating their 100th anniversary with a number of events being held yesterday including a “Homage to Founders” gathering at the St. John’s Church yard, the very place where the BUT was conceived, a march through the city of Hamilton, a proclamation ceremony on the steps of City Hall and a Centenary... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Photos/Videos: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Union of Teachers is celebrating its 100th Anniversary today [Feb 1] with a number of events scheduled, and we will be streaming them as able; with today’s events scheduled to include the Homage to Founders at St. John’s Graveyard in Pembroke, the Centenary March, and the Official Proclamation on the Steps... Read more of this article

Teachers Union: Honouring The Founders Gift

Teachers Union: Honouring The Founders Gift

As the Bermuda Union of Teachers gets ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary with a number of events today [Feb 1], a number of well known locals released a statement to thank the founders of the Union, and urge people to honour the founders’ gift by “committing to work together across our diverse interests, to nurture the capacity of our... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Bus Schedule, Airport

Video: BIU President On Bus Schedule, Airport

[Updated] Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this afternoon [Jan 29] to discuss the new bus schedule and the airport. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 19-minute replay is belowUpdate 3.50pm: On a related... Read more of this article

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

The announcement that Ascendant is evaluating a potential sale of the company has “raised concerns about the future of the company and our members,” the Electricity Supply Trade Union said today, adding that they have met with the Ascendant Board and plan to further discuss the matter at a meeting today. This follows after the board of the... Read more of this article

B.U.T. Celebrates A Century Of Shaping Lives

B.U.T. Celebrates A Century Of Shaping Lives

[Written by Vejay Steede] Conceived at the gravesite of Miss Rosa Butterfield in 1919, the Bermuda Union of Teachers has forged a story to be celebrated, commemorated, and awed by. As the story goes: having grown utterly distraught by watching several of their colleagues in the teaching profession pass before their time [Miss Butterfield was just 43... Read more of this article

Judith Hall-Bean Appointed New PSNT Chair

Judith Hall-Bean Appointed New PSNT Chair

Jonathan Smith has stepped down from the Public Service Negotiation Team [PSNT] due to work commitments and Judith Hall-Bean has been appointed as the Chair of the negotiating team, Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown has confirmed.Minister Brown said, “I can confirm that Mrs. Judith Hall-Bean has been appointed as Chair of the Public... Read more of this article

Somner Was A ‘Champion For Workers Rights’

Somner Was A ‘Champion For Workers Rights’

The PLP has offered its condolences to the family of Louis Somner, saying “we share in the sorrow of all who knew and served alongside Mr. Somner and extend our prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones.” A PLP spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party joins our unions, supporters of the Bermuda Labour Movement... Read more of this article