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Column: BPSU Marks UN International Youth Day

Column: BPSU Marks UN International Youth Day

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] In commemoration of International Youth Day, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] joins our brothers and sisters around the world to recognise this year’s theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth.’ On this occasion, the BPSU is heeding the call from our global affiliate to send a strong message that “Violence... Read more of this article

BUT Commemorates Birth Of Founding Member

BUT Commemorates Birth Of Founding Member

Members of one of Bermuda’s largest unions will today [Aug 8] pause to remember the legacy one of their founding members – Adele Tucker. Today marks the anniversary of her birth and Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] President Shannon James said: “We should never forget those who struggled to established the BUT. “Ms Tucker was one of four founding... Read more of this article

Column: LAC, An Excellent Model Of Tripartism

Column: LAC, An Excellent Model Of Tripartism

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The Labour Advisory Council [LAC] was established by the former Governor Lord Martonmere in response to the labour and social unrest that occurred during the early 1960s. The LAC was utilised as a mechanism to include labour in the social dialogue that was occurring between government and employers. The LAC... Read more of this article

Photos: CUT Games Parade Of Nations Opening

Photos: CUT Games Parade Of Nations Opening

The Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships opened tonight [Friday] with a parade of athletes at the National Sports Centre. It is the first time Bermuda has hosted the Games, which are here as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Union of Teachers. Sports Minister Michael Weeks welcomed the... Read more of this article

CUT Games Set To Take Place On July 13 & 14

CUT Games Set To Take Place On July 13 & 14

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] will host the Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships, which is set to start tomorrow [July 13] at the National Sports Centre with the opening ceremony at 5.00pm. Marking the first time the event has been held in Bermuda, hundreds of athletes, aged from under 9s to under 15s,... Read more of this article

Caribbean Teachers Union Conference Opens

Caribbean Teachers Union Conference Opens

“Education is the key to democracy and economic development,” according to Fred Van Leeuwen, a former General Secretary of Education International, who was speaking at the opening of the Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] conference being hosted on the Island for the first time.“Education is an individual and collective right,” he... Read more of this article

Athletes Gearing Up Teachers’ Union Games

Athletes Gearing Up Teachers’ Union Games

Young Bermudians are busy training as they get ready to take on athletes from around the Caribbean during an athletics tournament. On Friday the two-day Caribbean Union of Teachers Students’ Track and Field and Swimming Championship [C.U.T. Games] will begin at the National Sports Centre – the first time the event has been held in Bermuda. Hundreds... Read more of this article

Hayward: 107th International Labour Conference

Hayward: 107th International Labour Conference

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The International Labour Organization [ILO] is a tripartite U.N. agency that brings together governments, employers and workers of its 187 member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The ILO was founded in 1919, in the wake of a destructive... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Bus Situation

Video: BIU President On Bus Situation

BIU President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this afternoon [June 19] regarding the situation with bus service, which follows after bus drivers decided to ‘work to rule’ which resulted in no bus service during Monday’s public holiday.Mr Furbert previously told Bernews that the bus operators started work to rule last... Read more of this article

BUT & Ministry Meeting Was “Very Productive”

BUT & Ministry Meeting Was “Very Productive”

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT], Education Minister and the Acting Commissioner of Education held a “very productive” meeting earlier this week, and the Ministry of Education and the BUT have agreed on a series of dates for future meetings. This follows after the BUT expressed concern about the lack of meetings, saying “it has... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Cole Simons On Education

Shadow Minister Cole Simons On Education

If the Government “directed the same amount of urgency and resources that they expended” on the development of the digital asset industry, there “would be wifi in our schools by now” and “our teachers would be better equipped,” Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons said. Mr. Simons said, “It is with interest... Read more of this article

Teachers’ Union ‘Given Up’ On Minister Meeting

Teachers’ Union ‘Given Up’ On Minister Meeting

[Updated] The Bermuda Union of Teachers today [May 30] said they welcomed a Ministerial commitment to meet to discuss how to implement a wide-ranging strategy for the future of education – but had yet to be given a date. Last year Minister of Education Diallo Rabain outlined Plan 2022 and recently gave an update in the House of Assembly where he outlined... Read more of this article

Bus Service Interruption Due To BIU Meeting

Bus Service Interruption Due To BIU Meeting

[Updated] Due to a meeting called by the BIU, there will be interruption of bus service at about 10am this morning. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation wishes to advise that the Bermuda Industrial Union has called for a meeting that will result in an interruption of bus service at about 10am this morning. “During... Read more of this article