Tag: Unions

‘We Will Fight Govt. Every Step Of The Way”

‘We Will Fight Govt. Every Step Of The Way”

“If the Government chooses to move ahead with its agenda of Privatization, Outsourcing and Mutualisation, then the BTUC will be left with no other option then to move forward with our agenda,” and “will fight the Government every step of the way,” the BTUC said today. The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] consists of multiple... Read more of this article

BPSU: Say No To Government Reform Agenda

BPSU: Say No To Government Reform Agenda

In a report designed to provide information on their stance on Public Bodies Reform Act, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has called on public servants and members of the public to “say no to the Government’s reform agenda.” The position paper said, “It is evident that the Government is forcefully driving its agenda of neo-liberalism,... Read more of this article

BPSU To Host Meeting On Public Reform Act

BPSU To Host Meeting On Public Reform Act

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] membership will be hosting a meeting for Government civil service workers on Tuesday, October 7, from 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church on Centennial Hall, Court in Hamilton. The agenda of the meeting will be on the Public Bodies Reform Act 2014, and members must produce BPSU membership ID.Speaking earlier... Read more of this article

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


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