Tag: Unions

Opinion: Fubler On BIU President’s Speech

Opinion: Fubler On BIU President’s Speech

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] I found the speech made by BIU President, Chris Furbert on Labour Day to be profound, even though it was brief. I should declare that during my fifteen years serving as Labour Relations Officer, I did a fair number of mediations with this union leader, so we have developed a relationship. On that note, one of... Read more of this article

Teachers Union To “Engage In Industrial Action”

Teachers Union To “Engage In Industrial Action”

The Department of Education said they received notice from the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] regarding their intention to “engage in industrial action” next month in relation to a disciplinary matter. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Education has received a Notice from the General Secretary of the Bermuda Union of Teachers regarding... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Union Dues Increase

Video: BIU President On Union Dues Increase

BIU President Chris Furbert held a press conference today [Aug 19] to discuss the dues increase for union members, which are set to move from $12 to $14. “The BIU, whether or not a lot of people realize it, is a business,” said Mr. Furbert. “And as a business we have operational expenses. And those operational expenses are mainly covered... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Beach Minibus Service

Video: BIU President On Beach Minibus Service

After raising his initial concerns about the new beach shuttle service, BIU President Chris Furbert recently sat down to expand on those concerns, and speak on general transportation issues. After speaking about the garbage collection delays at a press conference yesterday, Mr. Furbert said: “The second issue that I want to address is the issue... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Garbage Collection

Video: BIU President On Garbage Collection

Earlier today [Aug 12] Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert addressed the circumstances surrounding the recent delays with garbage collection, explaining the overtime aspects. The delays in garbage collection have been ongoing since Cup Match, and the most recent update from the Ministry of Public Works said that they have authorized overtime... Read more of this article

BPSU Recognises UN International Youth Day

BPSU Recognises UN International Youth Day

In commemoration of International Youth Day the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] said they “join our brothers and sisters around the world to recognize this year’s theme ‘Youth and Mental Health’. “Mental health can be defined as the absence of mental disorder. It is estimated that during the span of one’s life,... Read more of this article

BIU Responds To Beach Shuttle Concerns

BIU Responds To Beach Shuttle Concerns

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] has addressed concerns regarding the introduction of a beach bus shuttle and its effect on member bus operators, with a letter addressed to Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell citing transportation issues arising as a result of the new shuttle. BIU President Chris Furbert said, “The... Read more of this article

BPSU Comment On Public Bodies Reform Bill

BPSU Comment On Public Bodies Reform Bill

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] “will do all that we can to encourage amendments, modifications, or the defeat of this 2014 Bill,” a statement from the Union said. On Friday [July 18] Premier Michael Dunkley tabled the Public Bodies Reform Bill 2014 “For Information Purpose Only” in the House of Assembly. Members of the public... Read more of this article

BPSU Supports National Training Plan Part #1

BPSU Supports National Training Plan Part #1

The Bermuda Public Service Union [BPSU] has expressed its support for the National Training Plan Part 1, calling it a “positive step to assist in resolving part of Bermuda’s unemployment crisis.” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The Bermuda Public Service Union would like to commend and congratulate the Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

Clarien: Preferred Union Members CD Rates

Clarien: Preferred Union Members CD Rates

Clarien Bank recently confirmed engagement in significant dialogue with representatives of the People’s Movement and its “commitment to continue to provide a broad range of high quality products & services to members of the community.” Further to that discussion, Clarien said they are “offering Union members a premium increase... Read more of this article


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