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BTUC Express Condolences To Simmons Family

BTUC Express Condolences To Simmons Family

Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] expressed their sincere condolences to the family of Leroy Simmons, saying that “Bermuda has lost one of its shining stars.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] wishes to express its sincere condolences to the wife and family of Brother Leroy Simmons. “Bermuda has lost one... Read more of this article

Bermuda Union Of Teachers: ‘Deeply Frustrated’

Bermuda Union Of Teachers: ‘Deeply Frustrated’

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] said they “are not opposed” to Standards-Based Education/Grading but are “deeply frustrated by how poorly it has been implemented.” A spokesperson said, “We, as a body of professional educators, are not opposed to Standards-Based Education/Grading [SBG] and feel that it has the potential... Read more of this article

BUT Votes No Confidence, Minister Rejects It

BUT Votes No Confidence, Minister Rejects It

[Updated] The Bermuda Union of Teachers have “overwhelmingly declared a vote of no confidence” in the Ministry of Education’s Permanent Secretary Valerie Robinson James and the Commissioner of Education Kalmar Richards, however the Minister of Education Diallo Rabain has rejected the BUT vote of no confidence saying the Ministry “requests... Read more of this article

Update On Bus Schedule, Rosters & Night Work

Update On Bus Schedule, Rosters & Night Work

“The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] and Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] have reached agreement on the new Bus Operator rosters, and the definition of Night Work to allow implementation of the new 2019 Bus Schedule to proceed”, according to a spokesperson. “On 11 January 2019, Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism &... Read more of this article

Interruption In Bus Service On February 13th

Interruption In Bus Service On February 13th

There will be a “brief interruption” in bus service from 10:30am – 12:30pm on Wednesday [Feb 13] to accommodate a BIU Bus Operators and Allied Workers Division meeting, the Government said this evening.A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] is advising of a brief interruption in bus service... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Airport Objections Were Political’

Column: ‘Airport Objections Were Political’

[Opinion column written by Sylvan Richards, Shadow Home Affairs Minister] In his submission to the Blue Ribbon Panel BIU President Chris Furbert admitted that Bermuda needed a new airport, but then declared that “if it should result in any cost to the taxpayer, the answer is no”. The question therefore becomes how can a new airport terminal be built... Read more of this article

Review: A Centenary Gala Forged In Passion

Review: A Centenary Gala Forged In Passion

[Written by Vejay Steede] Saturday night marked many things. Children were born, elders passed, big life moments were celebrated around the globe … but perhaps the most significant mark on Bermuda’s collective history was being made by the Bermuda Union of Teachers’ Executive at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday night. You see Saturday was... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Says ‘It Was Never Political’

Video: BIU President Says ‘It Was Never Political’

BIU President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [Feb 5] to respond to remarks made by former Minister Bob Richards, saying that their objection to the airport deal was “always about the cost.” “It was always about cost,” he added. “The country is going to lose revenue for the next 30 years.” “It... Read more of this article

Photo Set #2: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Photo Set #2: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] is celebrating their 100th anniversary with a number of events being held yesterday including a “Homage to Founders” gathering at the St. John’s Church yard, the very place where the BUT was conceived, a march through the city of Hamilton, a proclamation ceremony on the steps of City Hall and a Centenary... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Photos/Videos: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Union of Teachers is celebrating its 100th Anniversary today [Feb 1] with a number of events scheduled, and we will be streaming them as able; with today’s events scheduled to include the Homage to Founders at St. John’s Graveyard in Pembroke, the Centenary March, and the Official Proclamation on the Steps... Read more of this article

Teachers Union: Honouring The Founders Gift

Teachers Union: Honouring The Founders Gift

As the Bermuda Union of Teachers gets ready to celebrate their 100th anniversary with a number of events today [Feb 1], a number of well known locals released a statement to thank the founders of the Union, and urge people to honour the founders’ gift by “committing to work together across our diverse interests, to nurture the capacity of our... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Bus Schedule, Airport

Video: BIU President On Bus Schedule, Airport

[Updated] Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this afternoon [Jan 29] to discuss the new bus schedule and the airport. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 19-minute replay is belowUpdate 3.50pm: On a related... Read more of this article

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

ESTU Meets With Board Of Ascendant Group

The announcement that Ascendant is evaluating a potential sale of the company has “raised concerns about the future of the company and our members,” the Electricity Supply Trade Union said today, adding that they have met with the Ascendant Board and plan to further discuss the matter at a meeting today. This follows after the board of the... Read more of this article