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BIU President To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

BIU President To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

For the first time in its 35 year history of Labour Day celebrations, the Bermuda Industrial Union’s keynote speaker at their annual Labour Day Banquet on Friday, September 2 will be the Union’s President. A BIU spokesperson said, “Brother Chris Furbert will join a list of notables who have addressed the BIU membership and other banquet attendees. “At... Read more of this article

BPSU Recognize UN International Youth Day

BPSU Recognize UN International Youth Day

In commemoration of UN International Youth Day, the Bermuda Public Services Union said they join “our brothers and sisters around the world in recognizing this year’s theme, ‘The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production.’ BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The UN is using this... Read more of this article

Gratitude Extended To Public Service Employees

Gratitude Extended To Public Service Employees

With today [June 23] marking United Nations Public Service Day, BPSU President Jason Hayward has extended his thanks to “all public service employees for their hard work, dedication and service to the country.”Mr Hayward said, “In its resolution 57/277, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 23 as United Nations Public... Read more of this article

Video: BIU’s Chris Furbert On Menzies Aviation

Video: BIU’s Chris Furbert On Menzies Aviation

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert held a press conference regarding the recent work stoppage by Menzies Aviation workers at LF Wade International Airport, describing the Union’s position in the dispute. Following the withdrawal of labour by 36 employees at the airport on Thursday, Menzies Aviation said it obtained an interim... Read more of this article

Menzies Aviation Obtains Interim Injunction

Menzies Aviation Obtains Interim Injunction

Following the withdrawal of labour by 36 employees at the airport on Thursday, Menzies Aviation said it has obtained an interim injunction from the Supreme Court which “restrains the employees and the BIU” from “participating in” or “influencing” anyone to take part in a “strike or irregular industrial action... Read more of this article

Video: Staff Withdraw Labour At L.F. Wade Airport

Video: Staff Withdraw Labour At L.F. Wade Airport

[Updating] There is situation developing at the L.F. Wade International Airport today [June 9] with some workers seen gathering outside this afternoon, and unofficial reports suggest that some of the airport workers employed by Menzies Aviation have downed tools. We are awaiting official confirmation of what exactly is transpiring and will update as... Read more of this article

BIU Meeting This Evening For Bus Operators

BIU Meeting This Evening For Bus Operators

There will be a meeting at BIU Headquarters at 7.30pm tonight [May 11] for all bus operators and allied workers, with the meeting aiming to “ratify proposed rosters.” The flyer said, “There will be a meeting tonight, Wednesday May 11, 2016. For all bus operators and allied workers. 7:30pm shar. BIU Headquarters. Agenda – Ratify... Read more of this article

‘Establish A Liveable Wage Standard In Bermuda’

‘Establish A Liveable Wage Standard In Bermuda’

“The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] strongly believes that is it time for Bermuda to establish and implement a liveable wage standard in Bermuda,” Jason Hayward said. “As the economy begins to stabilize, the call for a living wage is timely as it is a necessary component of sustainable economic recovery.“The establishment... Read more of this article

Workplace Anti-Bullying & Harassment Campaign

Workplace Anti-Bullying & Harassment Campaign

Saying they believe that “all workers have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at work” and “workplace bullying and harassment should never be tolerated,” the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has launched a ”Workplace Anti-Bullying and Harassment” campaign. The Union said, “The BPSU believes that all... Read more of this article

“The Achievements Of The Labour Movement”

“The Achievements Of The Labour Movement”

“The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party stands along with all of Bermuda trade unions and workers in recognizing Sunday 1st May as International Workers Day,” PLP Acting Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in a statement last night. Mr Roban said, “This day recognizes the achievements of the Labour movement... 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

Photos: “Fix Our Schools” Demonstration

Photos: “Fix Our Schools” Demonstration

[Updated] People took to the streets of Hamilton this afternoon [Apr 26] in order to make their voices heard regarding the state of the island’s schools, with a number of people presently visible carrying signs. The signs carried by demonstrators included phrases such as “fix our schools,” “teach for excellence, pray for supplies,”... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BIU Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Photos & Video: BIU Celebrates 70th Anniversary

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] celebrated its 70th anniversary today [April 23] with a block party on Union Square, which featured games, vendors, refreshments, bouncy castle, and more.Games were played by children and adults alike, with one of the games —  which involved candy, straws and a race –  seeing a... Read more of this article