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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

Video: BIU President On Rev Tweed’s Permit

Video: BIU President On Rev Tweed’s Permit

[Updated] The Special General Council meeting is underway at the BIU this afternoon [Dec 30], as members gather to discuss the decision to refuse Rev. Nicholas Tweed’s work permit. Yesterday Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin confirmed that Rev Tweed will not be receiving a new work permit, saying, “In this particular instance, the applicant... Read more of this article

BIU Call Meeting To Discuss Rev Tweed’s Permit

BIU Call Meeting To Discuss Rev Tweed’s Permit

Following the decision not to renew Rev. Tweed’s work permit, BIU President Chris Furbert called a Special General Council meeting at 12 noon tomorrow [Dec 30], and all BIU Special General Council Members and Shop Stewards are urged to attend. Earlier today Home Affairs Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said, “In this particular instance, the applicant... Read more of this article

BTUC Calls On Premier To Withdraw The Bill

BTUC Calls On Premier To Withdraw The Bill

Saying that “history will record Friday, 2nd December, 2016, as a dark day in Bermuda,” the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] called on the Premier “to withdraw the bill that has caused so much angst to the people of Bermuda.”In a statement, which was sent to the Governor and the Premier, the BTUC, which consists of multiple... Read more of this article

BPSU Announces New Executive Officers

BPSU Announces New Executive Officers

The Bermuda Public Services Union announced the following new Executive Officers, saying they  ”will assume positions effective March 10, 2017 until March 2020.”President – Jason Hayward1st Vice – President Wendell Burchall2nd Vice – President Linda Mienzer3rd Vice – President Robin MinorsTreasurer... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: BIU President Chris Furbert

Live Video Replay: BIU President Chris Furbert

Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [Nov 30], saying he called it to “clarify some issues that have been alleged against the BIU, in relation to four workers that were dismissed from the Corporation of Hamilton.” “When you think about the BIU, who has been representing workers for... Read more of this article