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Column: Reasonable Degree Of Mutual Respect

Column: Reasonable Degree Of Mutual Respect

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The fact that our Island has been able to move through the impasse over the ‘Airport Project’ in a way that was both peaceful and implied a reasonable degree of mutual respect – in spite of those differences – represents something of a milestone. To me, this marks a level of maturation in our relationships... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Speaks At Union Square

Video: BIU President Speaks At Union Square

BIU President Chris Furbert spoke to a group gathered at Union Square this morning [Feb 10], saying that OBA MPs were in the House of Assembly since early that morning, and advising his members to “go back to work.” At the gathering, Mr Furbert said, “What Government is going to go in the House of Assembly at 5am in the morning to... Read more of this article

BIU Calling On Members To Gather On Friday

BIU Calling On Members To Gather On Friday

“The BIU is calling on its members, certainly members of the public, to be here tomorrow at 8.00am at the Union Square,” Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert said this afternoon [Feb 9]. This comes as the debate on the Airport Development Concession Act 2016 and the Bermuda Airport Authority Act 2016 is scheduled to take place... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: BIU President On Airport Deal

Live Video Replay: BIU President On Airport Deal

Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [Jan 31] to address the airport redevelopment project, saying that the OBA was elected “however they do not have a mandate from the people of Bermuda to privatize this public asset for the next 30 years.”Speaking at the press conference, Mr Furbert said:... Read more of this article

Poll Results: Union Activity & Rev Tweed Permit

Poll Results: Union Activity & Rev Tweed Permit

Poll results have been released on Rev. Tweed’s work permit and union-related matters, showing that  77% of  respondents agree that BIU President Chris Furbert’s “call for union workers to down tools over non-union related matters is inappropriate because it unfairly hurts the majority of Bermudians”, while 85% agreed that “Rev.... Read more of this article

One Hour Video: BPSU President Jason Hayward

One Hour Video: BPSU President Jason Hayward

In our latest live interview, BPSU President Jason Hayward sat down with Bernews today for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing a wide range of topics including the recent protests, Rev Nicholas Tweed’s work permit, the airport redevelopment and the Public Service Regulations amendments. Speaking with guest interviewer Jeremy Deacon,... Read more of this article

‘Address The Revocation Order Immediately’

‘Address The Revocation Order Immediately’

“If the PSC Regulations 2016 are not revoked, the senior most officers of the public service will report to the Public Service Commission,” the BPSU said today, adding that this means “the Public Service of Bermuda will be reporting, directly and indirectly, to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom.” The Union... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

The Union members have “paused” the decision about downing tools, however the issues are “still on the table,” BIU President Chris Furbert announced today [Jan 5].Speaking at a press conference this afternoon that followed after a General Membership meeting, Mr Furbert said that they have “paused the decision that they... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Meetings Continue On Day #3

Live Updates: Meetings Continue On Day #3

[Updating] The meetings are set to continue for the third day, with BIU President Chris Furbert calling a General Membership meeting of all BIU members for 9.00am today [Jan 5]. In a statement last night, the BIU said, “Please be advised that a General Membership meeting of all Bermuda Industrial Union members has been called by BIU President, Chris... Read more of this article

BIU President Calls Meeting For Thursday

BIU President Calls Meeting For Thursday

The meetings are set to continue for the third day, with BIU President Chris Furbert calling a General Membership meeting of all BIU members for 9.00am on Thursday morning. In a statement this evening, the BIU said, “Please be advised that a General Membership meeting of all Bermuda Industrial Union members has been called by BIU President, Chris... Read more of this article

Service Resumption This Evening Is ‘Unlikely’

Service Resumption This Evening Is ‘Unlikely’

The Department of Public Transportation has advised that it is “highly unlikely that there will be a resumption of service this evening.” A spokesperson said, “Management of the Department of Public Transportation wishes to advise that they have been informed by Union Officials for the Bus Operators and Allied Workers Division of the... Read more of this article

Updates: BIU & People’s Campaign Meetings

Updates: BIU & People’s Campaign Meetings

[Updating] Two meetings are expected to take place today [Jan 3] with the BIU holding a general membership meeting at BIU Headquarters at 9.00am, while the People’s Campaign is holding an “urgent meeting for all concerned residents of Bermuda” at St. Paul AME Centennial Hall at 12 noon. Public services are expected to be impacted today,... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Likely Be A Disruption Of Public Services’

Govt: ‘Likely Be A Disruption Of Public Services’

[Updated] The Government has advised that “there will likely be a disruption of public services including buses and ferries as well as garbage collection” on Tuesday morning [Jan 3] due to the BIU meeting. A spokesperson said, “The Government is advising today that a BIU meeting has been called for tomorrow morning at 9am. As a result,... Read more of this article