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‘Effectively Work Together During This Crisis’

‘Effectively Work Together During This Crisis’

“It appears that this work stoppage was the result of a breakdown in communications,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said in reference to the recent bus issue, adding that “to protect Bermuda’s future, the Government, Unions, employers and employees must actively and effectively work together during this crisis.” Mr. Thomas... Read more of this article

Video: BIU Press Conference On Covid-19

Video: BIU Press Conference On Covid-19

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this afternoon [March 30] to discuss the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below, and you can follow our live updates here. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 25-minute replay is... Read more of this article

BPSU: Together We Work Through This Crisis

BPSU: Together We Work Through This Crisis

“The BPSU is actively monitoring this rapidly changing situation,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said, adding that “if we remain united with the best interest of Bermuda’s health and socio-economic future in mind and action the ILO’s recommendations, I have no doubt that we will weather this storm.” Mr. Thomas said, “The... Read more of this article

BIU: Funeral Service To Take Place Tomorrow

BIU: Funeral Service To Take Place Tomorrow

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BUI] confirmed that the home-going service for Glenn Simmons will take place as originally planned tomorrow [March 15] however “social distancing measures will be in place.”A spokesperson said, “After consultation with the Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation Team within the Ministry of National Security,... Read more of this article

Glenn Simmons To Be Laid To Rest On Sunday

Glenn Simmons To Be Laid To Rest On Sunday

Glenn Simmons will be laid to rest on Sunday [March 15] and BIU Members are encouraged to assemble at 1:00 p.m. at Union Square to march to the church. In an online post, the Bermuda Industrial Union said, “The home-going service for Brother Glenn Simmons will be held at the Hamilton 7th Day Adventist Church on King Street on Sunday, March 15,... Read more of this article

Video: BPSU Triennial Delegates Conference

Video: BPSU Triennial Delegates Conference

The opening ceremony of the Bermuda Public Service Union’s [BPSU] seventh Triennial Delegates Conference was held yesterday [March 11] at St. Pauls Centennial Hall, focusing on the topic of Universal Basic Income. In an online post, the BPSU said, “The opening ceremony of the seventh Triennial Delegates Conference featured Berkeley Institute... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Sign Off On Job Descriptions

Teachers Union Sign Off On Job Descriptions

The Bermuda Union of Teachers said they have signed off on the long awaited Job Descriptions for Para-educators and Educational Therapist Assistants. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Union of Teachers is happy to reveal that after a twenty year battle for clarity, this Union has signed off on the long awaited Job Descriptions [JD] for Para-educators... Read more of this article

BIU Mourns The Loss of Brother Glen Simmons

BIU Mourns The Loss of Brother Glen Simmons

[Updated] The Bermuda Industrial Union is mourning the loss of Brother Glen Simmons, a well known community activist, Union Vice President and golfer. A spokesperson said, “The Officers and members of the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] are extremely saddened after learning of the passing of our beloved 1st Vice President, Brother Glen Simmons... Read more of this article

Commissioner On Union, Education, Meetings

Commissioner On Union, Education, Meetings

“It is our students who suffer when school instruction time is intentionally interrupted,” Commissioner of Education Kalmar Richards said. “Every educator, whether they be at the Department of Education or in the classroom, works for and on behalf of students. Mrs Richards stated: “When there are issues to be resolved, the teaching,... Read more of this article

BUT: ‘Meeting Has Been Postponed Indefinitely’

BUT: ‘Meeting Has Been Postponed Indefinitely’

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] said they “received notice that our regularly scheduled Joint Consultative Committee meeting has been postponed indefinitely,” adding that these “meetings are postponed with alarming regularity by the Department of Education.” A spokesperson said, “As of 12:04 p.m. The Bermuda Union of Teachers... Read more of this article

‘We Implore All Parties To Resolve These Issues’

‘We Implore All Parties To Resolve These Issues’

Following yesterday’s industrial action at the school, the Dellwood PTSA has implored all parties “to resolve these issues as soon as possible in the best interest of our students.” A spokesperson said, “The most recent incidents affecting the students of the Dellwood Middle School have been distressing to all concerned. “Our... Read more of this article

Industrial Action, Dellwood School Closes Early

Industrial Action, Dellwood School Closes Early

[Updated] Teachers at Dellwood “engaged in industrial action short of a strike that led to the interruption of classroom instruction and early dismissal of students from the school,” the Ministry of Education has confirmed, A Ministry spokesperson said, “Teachers at Dellwood Middle school today engaged in industrial action short of a strike... Read more of this article

B.U.T. Marks 101 Years With Time Capsule

B.U.T. Marks 101 Years With Time Capsule

Saturday evening marked the official close of the Bermuda Union of Teacher’s [BUT] Centennial celebrations. The date, February 1, 2020, was observed with a modest ceremony at the BUT headquarters at 72 Teacher’s Place on Church Street which officially recognized 101 years of existence for Bermuda’s most senior Union.“The BUT, which was... Read more of this article