Hashtag: #Unions

BPSU: Certification Of New Bargaining Units

BPSU: Certification Of New Bargaining Units

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is now recognised as the sole bargaining agent for the non-management employees of the Bermuda Airport Authority, the Pension Commission, and Teen Services/Teen Haven. BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is pleased to announce that under section 30K[1]a. of the... Read more of this article

BPSU: Combatting Racism & Xenophobia

BPSU: Combatting Racism & Xenophobia

“The BPSU pledges to continue its fight to eradicate racism and xenophobia,” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, adding that the Union is “committed to continuing its advocacy for social and economic development initiatives which removes systemic disparities.” Sen. Hayward said, “Public Services International [PSI] is a... Read more of this article

Ministry: No Injunction Against Prison Officers

Ministry: No Injunction Against Prison Officers

The Ministry of National Security said that “no injunction has been filed against the Prison Officers Association.” A Government spokesperson said, “As a result of multiple inaccurate media reports, the Ministry of National Security would like to clarify that no injunction has been filed against the Prison Officers Association. “The... Read more of this article

Service Interruptions Due To BIU Meeting

Service Interruptions Due To BIU Meeting

Due to a BIU meeting being held at 10.30am tomorrow [June 12] there “will be a disruption of several government services,” including bus service, ferry service, a “minor disruption to garbage collection in the central parishes,” mail delivery and more. A Government spokesperson said, “The public is advised that due to a Bermuda... Read more of this article

Prison Officers Association March On Parliament

Prison Officers Association March On Parliament

The Prison Officers Association marched on the House of Assembly on Friday [June 7], seeking to express their concerns about a number of matters.The issues have been ongoing, and last month the Prison Officers’ Association noted that they engage in arduous work inclusive of caring for mentally ill inmates for which there is no adequate support,... Read more of this article

Prison Officers Work To Rule Continues

Prison Officers Work To Rule Continues

The Prison Officers Association [POA] confirmed this evening [June 6] that their Work to Rule continues. A spokesperson said, “The POA wishes to advise that recent news media reports have been inaccurate. To be clear, the Work to Rule continues. Additionally the POA is not aware of any reported labor dispute as gazetted.” Last month the Prison Officers’... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion On Universal Healthcare

Video: Discussion On Universal Healthcare

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is holding a panel discussion this morning [June 4] on universal healthcare. The moderator is scheduled to be Donald Lottimore, and the scheduled panelists include Dr. Ricky C. Brathwaite from Bermuda Health Council, Dr Claudette Fleming from Age Concern, and BTUC President Senator Jason Hayward. Update: The live... Read more of this article

‘Head Of The Public Service is Final Determinant’

‘Head Of The Public Service is Final Determinant’

In response to “inquiries regarding pay for teachers in light of actions taken by the BUT on Friday, 31 May,” the Minister of Education said that “the Head of the Public Service is the final determinant of matters regarding industrial action pay, and therefore, is the governing body regarding compensation for teachers.” On May... Read more of this article

Labour Dispute Between Govt & Prison Officers

Labour Dispute Between Govt & Prison Officers

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports issued a notice that a “labour dispute exists” between the Government and the Bermuda Prison Officers’ Association, and she is referring the dispute for settlement to the Labour Disputes Tribunal. This is according to today’s [June 3] Official Notices, which said, “Pursuant to section... Read more of this article

Ministry: Public Schools Will Be Open Tomorrow

Ministry: Public Schools Will Be Open Tomorrow

The Ministry of Education is informing the public that all Bermuda Public Schools will be open and ready to receive students tomorrow [June 3]. “This decision comes following a meeting held by the BUT membership this afternoon”, a spokesperson said. “Discussions with the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] on Friday, 31 May, regarding... Read more of this article

Updates: Schools To Close Today, Teachers Meet

Updates: Schools To Close Today, Teachers Meet

[Updating: The Ministry confirm that 'a decision has been made to close all public schools for the remainder of today, 31 May']There will be an ‘Emergency Meeting’ for the membership of the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] at 8.30am on Friday morning [May 31] at the Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street in Hamilton, the BUT said,... Read more of this article

Bogle-Mienzer Re-Elected As Representative

Bogle-Mienzer Re-Elected As Representative

Police Station Duty Officer and BPSU 2nd Vice President Linda Bogle-Mienzer attended the Public Services International [PSI] Caribbean Sub-Regional Meeting in St. Vincent where she was re-elected as the Regional LGBTQI representative for another four years.A police spokesperson said, “Bermuda Police Service Station Duty Officer and Bermuda Public... Read more of this article

BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress’ 2019 Biennial Convention opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10am at the Liberty Theatre, and will feature a panel discussion on universal healthcare. The moderator will be Bro. Donald Lottimore and the panelists include:Dr. Ricky C. Brathwaite, Bermuda Health Council Sara Clifford, Human... Read more of this article