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PLP: ‘Join In Solidarity With The Unions’

PLP: ‘Join In Solidarity With The Unions’

“Without the efforts of Labour unions and workers, we would not have the rights that everyone in Bermuda benefits from,” Opposition Leader David Burt said today, with Mr Burt urging everyone to attend the BTUC’s Solidarity Service on Sunday and Solidarity March on Monday, which are being held to mark International Workers Day.Mr Burt said,... Read more of this article

BTUC To Host ‘Solidarity March’ On May 1st

BTUC To Host ‘Solidarity March’ On May 1st

In order to mark International Workers Day, the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] will be holding a ‘Solidarity March’ from Victoria Park at 12 noon on May 1st, and a ‘Solidarity Service’ on Sunday, April 30th at St. Paul A.M.E. at 10.55am.The BTUC said, “Annually, May 1st is recognized around the world as “May Day” or “International... Read more of this article

PSI: “Applaud Unions For Speaking Out”

PSI: “Applaud Unions For Speaking Out”

Global trade union federation Public Services International [PSI] said their “affiliates in the Caribbean loudly applaud the unions in speaking out demanding transparency” on the airport deal, and note recent events with “concern and anger.” According to their website, Public Services International is a “global trade union... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: People Gather At Court Building

Photos & Videos: People Gather At Court Building

[Updated with video] Crowds of people gathered outside the Court building as BIU President Chris Furbert, BPSU President Jason Hayward, Reverend Nicholas Tweed, BIU 1st Vice President Glen Simmons, Lilymay Bulford and Neville Goddard were all charged with in connection with alleged offences at the December 2nd protest. People charged, including Mr Hayward,... Read more of this article

“Unequivocal Support” For BPSU President

“Unequivocal Support” For BPSU President

The General Council of the BPSU has “thrown its unanimous and unequivocal support” behind its President Jason Hayward, who is expected to be charged in Magistrates Court tomorrow, and said the General Council will be accompanying the President to the Court hearing.BPSU President Jason Hayward Expected To Appear In Court Tomorrow Mr Hayward... Read more of this article

BIU Call ‘Urgent Meeting’ For Tuesday Afternoon

BIU Call ‘Urgent Meeting’ For Tuesday Afternoon

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] has called an “Urgent Meeting” for all BIU members at 4.00pm on Tuesday [April 4] in relation to the court summonses served on Union executives and members. This follows after several BIU members received summonses from Magistrate’s Court, with the summonses understood to be in relation to the protest... Read more of this article

Jason Hayward Is The New BTUC President

Jason Hayward Is The New BTUC President

In accordance with the Constitution of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], BPSU President Jason Hayward has succeeded BIU President Chris Furbert as the President of the BTUC.The BTUC said, “On Tuesday, 28th March, 2017, Brother Jason Hayward, President of the BPSU succeeded Brother Chris Furbert as the President of the BTUC, in accordance... Read more of this article

BIU Members Receive Court Summonses

BIU Members Receive Court Summonses

[Updating] The BIU said that it has come to their attention “that several members of the BIU have received summonses from Magistrate’s Court during the last 24 hours,” and have requested that BIU members who have been served summonses bring them to BIU Headquarters “so that they can be dealt with by the Union’s legal representatives.”The... Read more of this article

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

Bus Fire: BIU President Expresses Concern

BIU President Chris Furbert has expressed deep concern following this morning’s bus fire, saying that as recently as February 2017 he met with the Transport Minister and Premier “at which time he again expressed his concern with regards to the Public Transportation Department,” and also noted that he will be meeting with the Director... Read more of this article

BPSU Response To 2017/2018 Bermuda Budget

BPSU Response To 2017/2018 Bermuda Budget

The current Budget is a “welcomed deviation from the status quo fiscal policies that we have seen in past budgets,” the Bermuda Public Services Union said, adding that the “2017/18 budget reflects the reality that the tax burden has not been equally shared in Bermuda for many years.”Finance Minister Delivers Budget Introducing... Read more of this article

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