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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

‘Struggle, Sacrifice, Vision Demonstrated By BIU’

‘Struggle, Sacrifice, Vision Demonstrated By BIU’

The PLP extended best wishes to the Bermuda Industrial Union on their 70th anniversary, saying that “21st century Bermuda owes much to the struggle, sacrifice and vision demonstrated by the BIU.” A statement from the party said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party extends best wishes to the Bermuda Industrial Union on their 70th... Read more of this article

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Saturday [April 23] with a block party to be held on Union Square beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. A spokesperson said, “This seminal organization must be recognized for what it has done for its members and all workers in Bermuda during its seventy-plus years... Read more of this article

Photos: Union Gas Re-Opens After Renovations

Photos: Union Gas Re-Opens After Renovations

The Bermuda Industrial Union’s gas station re-opened on Friday after undergoing three months of renovations, and the BIU welcomes everyone to “come by and check us out.” A statement on the BIU’s website said, “Union Gas re-open its doors to the public Friday, April 8th at 7am after three months of much needed renovations.... Read more of this article

BBC News: Workers Down Tools At Resort

BBC News: Workers Down Tools At Resort

[Written by Tari Trott & Trevor Lindsay, Bermuda Broadcasting Co.] Seventeen unionised workers have downed tools at Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort over what they describe as deteriorating working conditions. Workers told us that management are aware of their concerns, which include problems with rodents and mould at their employee building. Meetings... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Do All That You Can As An Individual’

Column: ‘Do All That You Can As An Individual’

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] During last week’s protest, I had an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with many of my fellow Bermudians. One morning, a small group of us were having a conversation regarding living a purposeful life when one brother, who was in his mid-twenties, stated: “Isn’t life just about... Read more of this article

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