Tag: Unions

BPSU President Responds To 2015/16 Budget

BPSU President Responds To 2015/16 Budget

“Analysis of the budget does not leave me with a sense of optimism or any sign that Bermuda is on the road to recovery,” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Jason Hayward said. Responding to the recently delivered 2015/16 Budget, Mr Hayward said, “I will refrain from being overly critical on the specifics of the Minister... Read more of this article

Opinion: Why Do I Oppose The Policy Change?

Opinion: Why Do I Oppose The Policy Change?

[Opinion column written by Graham Maule] The date of March 1st 2015 is certainly a significant date for many entertainers in Bermuda. Unless we act swiftly and decisively, a change in Immigration policy will be implemented which will negatively impact entertainers in Bermuda. I am calling on every person in Bermuda to support the Bermuda Entertainment... Read more of this article

BIU President Responds To MP Leah Scott

BIU President Responds To MP Leah Scott

BIU President Chris Furbert responded to MP Leah Scott’s recent column on “FurloughGate” saying he is not sure why Ms Scott has “taken this position, when clearly she is so far off base from the real issue.” Mr Furbert said, “The Bermuda Industrial Union believes that the Hon. Leah Scott’s comments regarding Furlough... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Leah Scott On Union Operations

Opinion: MP Leah Scott On Union Operations

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] is what is known as a general trade union and is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation, and Public Services International. The Bermuda Public Services [BPSU] is also a trade union.It was founded in 1952 as the Bermuda Civil Service Association, and changed... Read more of this article

BPSU General Membership Meeting On Friday

BPSU General Membership Meeting On Friday

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] will be holding an Emergency General Membership Meeting on Friday [Feb 13] at 5:30pm. The notice said, “All members of the Union are ordered to attend an Emergency General Membership Meeting on Friday February 13, 2015 at Heritage Worship Centre 59 Dundonald Street Hamilton HM 10 at 5:30 p.m. “Agenda:... Read more of this article

BPSU President: Narrative That Is A False Reality

BPSU President: Narrative That Is A False Reality

“OBA MPs should be ashamed of themselves for trying to continue to paint a narrative that is a false reality,” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, adding that the “truth is it was a sad way for the Government to place accountability on the BTUC for their political decisions.” Following three days of disputes between the Unions... Read more of this article

Opinion Column: Leah Scott On ‘FurloughGate’

Opinion Column: Leah Scott On ‘FurloughGate’

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] Recently history was made – in the days to come, the events surrounding the industrial action, aptly referred to as “Furlough-Gate“, will be remembered by each of us in many different ways, because we all have different perceptions about what happened, why it happened and whether or not it... Read more of this article

Chewstick Installs Dr. E.F. Gordon Mural At BIU

Chewstick Installs Dr. E.F. Gordon Mural At BIU

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 BELCO strike, the Chewstick Foundation Community Art Program installed the first of a series of murals that will decorate the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] headquarters last night [Feb 2], with the mural featuring the late Dr. E. F. Gordon. The mural features a portrait of Dr. Gordon, as well as the slogan... Read more of this article

Community Invited To Take Part In BIU Mural

Community Invited To Take Part In BIU Mural

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 BELCO strike, the Chewstick Foundation will be continuing its Community Art Program by installing the first of a series of murals that will decorate the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] headquarters. The mural will aim to celebrate “the incredible history and leadership of this esteemed organization,”... Read more of this article

BTUC Refutes Premier & Minister’s Statements

BTUC Refutes Premier & Minister’s Statements

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] said they are “utterly disappointed” by the “accusations” made by Premier Michael Dunkley and Finance Minister Bob Richards yesterday [Jan 29], and have reaffirmed to their members that furlough days “are off the table indefinitely.” This follows after the Premier said “the... Read more of this article


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