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Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

[Written by Don Burgess] ESTU members met at lunchtime today [Oct 12] at the BIU headquarters to hear what progress had made in regard to their concerns with the Ascendant Group. Donald Lottimore, president of the Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU], told Bernews there were more than a half-dozen issues that needed to be ironed out with BELCO management. Last... Read more of this article

Minister Attends BIU Housekeeping Workshop

Minister Attends BIU Housekeeping Workshop

Earlier today, the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism Jamahl Simmons attended a Health and Safety Workshop for housekeepers organized by the Bermuda Industrial Union at the BIU headquarters. Approximately 30 participants, consisting of Hotel Room Attendants, Supervisors and Executive Housekeepers attended and the Minister provided opening... Read more of this article

Appeal For Raffle Prizes To Fund Scholarships

Appeal For Raffle Prizes To Fund Scholarships

A union about to celebrate its 100th anniversary is appealing to businesses and organisations to donate raffle prizes to help raise $100,000 to provide scholarships for young Bermudians. The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] will celebrate 100 years on February 1 next year and has organized a series of events this year to mark the milestone. It also decided... Read more of this article

BTUC: Consider Employment & Pay Equity Laws

BTUC: Consider Employment & Pay Equity Laws

The Government should “consider instituting employment and pay equity legislation,” BTUC President Jason Hayward said, saying that the purpose would be to “achieve equality in the workplace” and correct the “disadvantage in employment experienced by women, people of color, and persons with disabilities.”BTUC President... Read more of this article

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] President Donald Lottimore has moved to clarify the situation surrounding the Union’s current work to rule, explaining that the ESTU “take safety concerns very seriously,” and in an emergency they “have crews who are willing and able to respond.” “The crews will not carry out... Read more of this article

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

“The Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU] will be instituting a work-to-rule and demand the immediate reinstatement of the four qualified, displaced Bermudians,” the BTUC said today, adding that they hope the “Board of Directors meet with the ESTU to bring a speedy resolve to this current impasse.” Background Summary Yesterday BELCO’s... Read more of this article

Photo Set #4: Bermuda Celebrates Labour Day

Photo Set #4: Bermuda Celebrates Labour Day

‘Progress to a Fairer Bermuda’ was this year’s theme for Labour Day celebrations yesterday [Sept 3] with people gathering at Union Square where the day started with the Labour Day Road Races. People gathered to listen to Labour Day speeches with various Labour Leaders and Government Ministers addressing the gathered crowd, including representatives... Read more of this article

Photo Set #3: Bermuda Celebrates Labour Day

Photo Set #3: Bermuda Celebrates Labour Day

People gathered at Union Square yesterday [Sept 3] to join in Labour Day celebrations. This year’s theme was ‘Progress to a Fairer Bermuda’. The day started with the Labour Day Road Races and Labour Day speeches with various Labour Leaders and Government Ministers addressing the gathered crowd, including representatives from the Bermuda Trade... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BIU Holds Labour Day Banquet

Photos & Video: BIU Holds Labour Day Banquet

[Updated] The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] hosted their 37th annual Labour Day Banquet last night [Aug 31] at the Fairmont Southampton, with Delroy Duncan serving as the guest speaker, with the lawyer speaking on past legal cases the Union has been involved in, as well as the future of employment and the changes technology is causing. The evening... Read more of this article

Labour Day To Be Marked By Banquet & March

Labour Day To Be Marked By Banquet & March

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will be hosting the 37th annual Labour Day Banquet at the Fairmont Southampton on Friday [Aug 31], with cocktails starting at 6.45pm and dinner at 8.00pm, while the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] will be hosting the Labour Day March on Monday, September 3 at 11.00am at Union Square. Related StoriesJason... Read more of this article

Full Copy: August Edition Of The ‘Workers Voice’

Full Copy: August Edition Of The ‘Workers Voice’

The Workers Voice has released their August edition, with the 20-page newspaper including articles and opinion columns on local politics and news, including the upcoming Labour Day Banquet, beaches, digital assets and more. The Workers Voice is a publication of the Bermuda Industrial Union, which said, “The BIU is happy to partner with Bernews... Read more of this article

Labour Day: ‘Progress To A Fairer Bermuda’

Labour Day: ‘Progress To A Fairer Bermuda’

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is encouraging everyone to join in the Labour Day March and Rally at Union Square on Monday, September 3rd, starting at 11am as “we Progress to a Fairer Bermuda,” BTUC President Jason Hayward said. Mr Hayward said, “The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] encourages everyone to come out and join in the... Read more of this article

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