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Video: BIU President On Bus Situation

Video: BIU President On Bus Situation

BIU President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this afternoon [June 19] regarding the situation with bus service, which follows after bus drivers decided to ‘work to rule’ which resulted in no bus service during Monday’s public holiday.Mr Furbert previously told Bernews that the bus operators started work to rule last... Read more of this article

BUT & Ministry Meeting Was “Very Productive”

BUT & Ministry Meeting Was “Very Productive”

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT], Education Minister and the Acting Commissioner of Education held a “very productive” meeting earlier this week, and the Ministry of Education and the BUT have agreed on a series of dates for future meetings. This follows after the BUT expressed concern about the lack of meetings, saying “it has... Read more of this article

Shadow Minister Cole Simons On Education

Shadow Minister Cole Simons On Education

If the Government “directed the same amount of urgency and resources that they expended” on the development of the digital asset industry, there “would be wifi in our schools by now” and “our teachers would be better equipped,” Shadow Education Minister Cole Simons said. Mr. Simons said, “It is with interest... Read more of this article

Teachers’ Union ‘Given Up’ On Minister Meeting

Teachers’ Union ‘Given Up’ On Minister Meeting

[Updated] The Bermuda Union of Teachers today [May 30] said they welcomed a Ministerial commitment to meet to discuss how to implement a wide-ranging strategy for the future of education – but had yet to be given a date. Last year Minister of Education Diallo Rabain outlined Plan 2022 and recently gave an update in the House of Assembly where he outlined... Read more of this article

Bus Service Interruption Due To BIU Meeting

Bus Service Interruption Due To BIU Meeting

[Updated] Due to a meeting called by the BIU, there will be interruption of bus service at about 10am this morning. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation wishes to advise that the Bermuda Industrial Union has called for a meeting that will result in an interruption of bus service at about 10am this morning. “During... Read more of this article

Hayward: Progress Made On Worker’s Agenda

Hayward: Progress Made On Worker’s Agenda

[Written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] The recent release of the 2016 Population and Housing Census Report has brought some alarming trends to the forefront. The report revealed that the disparity in median annual personal income by race has widen over the intercensal period with Blacks experiencing a 13% decline in income levels in comparison to... Read more of this article

Dellwood Principal Tina Duke Back At Work

Dellwood Principal Tina Duke Back At Work

Tina Duke — the principal of Dellwood Middle School — is “no longer on administrative leave and has returned to her substantive post” after being “cleared of any wrongdoing,” the BPSU said today. BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] would like to advise the public that our... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: International Workers Day Rally

Photos & Video: International Workers Day Rally

[Updated] Today [May 1] is International Workers’ Day, and the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is holding a rally and march starting at approximately 12 noon from Victoria Park, with a theme of ‘Affordable and Accessible Healthcare in Bermuda for All.’ We will have more information and a photo gallery later on, and in the meantime the live... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

BIU President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this morning [May 1]. We will have additional coverage later on, and in the meantime the live video of the press conference is below.Update: The 12 minute live video replay is below Related StoriesVideo: Bermuda Credit Union Press Conference Video: BIU President On Airport Project... Read more of this article

Minister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations

Minister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [April 27], Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo provided an update on the status of the Government’s Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations. “There are six Union and Association partners and seven Collective Bargaining Agreements. Upon taking office in July 2017, all of the Agreements had... Read more of this article

May 1st Rally To Focus On Affordable Healthcare

May 1st Rally To Focus On Affordable Healthcare

May 1st marks International Workers’ Day, and the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is inviting all affiliate union members and citizens of Bermuda to join the BTUC at a rally and march starting from Victoria Park at 12pm. BTUC President Jason Hayward said, “On May 1, 2018, International Workers’ Day [May Day], the Bermuda Trade Union Congress... Read more of this article

New Public Service Negotiating Team Named

New Public Service Negotiating Team Named

[Updated] The Ministry of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform has announced the appointment of Jonathan Smith, Vincent Hollinsid, and Orin Simmons as the Government’s new Public Service Negotiating Team [PSNT]. “The PSNT will be responsible for leading future union negotiations,” the Ministry said. “To date,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Trade Union Holds Special Convention

Bermuda Trade Union Holds Special Convention

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], under President Jason Hayward, held a Special Convention on Thursday, March 29. A spokesperson said, “The Convention provided the BTUC with an opportunity to highlight Bermuda’s troubling high rate of youth unemployment and featured a debate by The Dynamic Debaters on the topic: “Should the Government... Read more of this article