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Photos: Government Meet With BIU Officials

Photos: Government Meet With BIU Officials

Members of the Government recently met with the BIU, with the Government posting the photos below online and saying, “Premier David Burt, Minister Walter Roban, Minister David Burch and Attorney-General Kathy Simmons met with Bermuda Industrial Union officials recently.” Related StoriesMinister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations PLP:... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Hoping For Boost In Budget

Teachers Union Hoping For Boost In Budget

Teachers are buying basic school necessities out of their own pockets, according to the Bermuda Union of Teachers which is hoping for a boost in education spending in this year’s budget. The Teachers Union’s statement comes in advance of the 2018/19 Budget, which will be delivered by Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt this Friday... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Countdown: 100th Anniversary

Teachers Union Countdown: 100th Anniversary

The countdown has started to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of one of the Bermuda’s largest unions – with dozens of events planned and a fundraising goal of $100,000 for scholarships. On February 1, 2019, the Bermuda Union of Teachers will be 100 years old and will celebrate the landmark with a gala dinner. But before then, dozens of events... Read more of this article

Video: Teachers Union 99th Founders Day

Video: Teachers Union 99th Founders Day

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] is holding their 99th Founders’ Day celebration where they will unveil their ‘Countdown to 100 Calendar’, as they prepare to become Bermuda’s first trade union to celebrate a century next year on February 1, 2019. Update 5.03pm: The event has concluded, and the 40-minute live video replay is below Related... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo Holds Meeting With BPSU

Minister Foggo Holds Meeting With BPSU

Minister for the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo held her first Government Reform Agenda Meeting with the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] yesterday [Jan 25], saying “we believe their input and active participation is imperative to the success of innovation in Government.” A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

‘Public Officers Are Entitled To Due Process’

‘Public Officers Are Entitled To Due Process’

“Civil servants and public officers are entitled to due process and should never be exposed to the vagaries of a political witch hunt,” BPSU General Secretary Edward Ball said.BPSU General Secretary Edward Ball said, “The Union takes exception to the recent comments made in the public domain by some politicians and others that attempt... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Credit Union Press Conference

Video: Bermuda Credit Union Press Conference

The Bermuda Credit Union Co-op Society held a press conference this morning [Jan 10]. The press conference has just concluded and we will try to add additional information later on, and in the meantime the 17-minute live video replay is below, and you can visit their website here for further information. Related StoriesVideo: BIU President... Read more of this article

Union Welcomes Kalmar Richards Appointment

Union Welcomes Kalmar Richards Appointment

The appointment of Kalmar Richards as the new acting Commissioner of Education has been welcomed by the Bermuda Union of Teachers. Union leaders said it was vital that there was some stability within the Education Department, which has seen a succession of Ministers and Commissioners. BUT President Shannon James said that Mrs. Richards was an excellent... Read more of this article

Teachers Union: “Step In The Right Direction”

Teachers Union: “Step In The Right Direction”

The Bermuda Union of Teachers President welcomed a plan outlining the future development of education in Bermuda, saying that “we are committed to making sure that Plan 2022 succeeds because we want our young children to succeed.” Recently, Education Minister Diallo Rabain unveiled Plan 2022 pledging it would “not sit on the shelf”,... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations

Minister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations

Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo provided an update on the status of the negotiations with the Unions in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8]. Minister Foggo said, “To date, Collective Bargaining Agreements have been executed with the Bermuda Public Services Union and the Fire Services Association. Agreements in principle have been reached... Read more of this article

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

The Government’s offer of a 2.5% pay increase, retroactive until 1st April 2017, has been accepted by the Bermuda Public Services Union. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, announced the signing of a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement [CBA]... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] has voted overwhelmingly to accept a 2.5 percent pay rise. Union members met this week, and according to BUT President Shannon James, voted unanimously to accept the pay award. “For five years, our members have not had a pay rise, or they have been asked to take furlough days, but prices have continued to rise.... Read more of this article

Service Interruptions Due To BIU Meeting

Service Interruptions Due To BIU Meeting

Some Government services — bus, ferry, garbage collection and post office — will be “temporarily interrupted” tomorrow morning [Nov 15] due to a BIU general membership meeting which is expected to begin at 10am, the Government said this afternoon. A Government spokesperson said, “Please note that some Government services... Read more of this article