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“What Is A Living Wage?” Symposium On May 2

“What Is A Living Wage?” Symposium On May 2

The BTUC is inviting all of Bermuda to attend  a Symposium on Monday, May 2nd at the St. Paul’s Centennial Hall, with the event set to commemorate International Workers Day. The BTUC said, “International Workers’ Day or May Day, commemorates the historic struggle of working people throughout the world, and is recognized in every country... Read more of this article

Photos: “Fix Our Schools” Demonstration

Photos: “Fix Our Schools” Demonstration

[Updated] People took to the streets of Hamilton this afternoon [Apr 26] in order to make their voices heard regarding the state of the island’s schools, with a number of people presently visible carrying signs. The signs carried by demonstrators included phrases such as “fix our schools,” “teach for excellence, pray for supplies,”... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BIU Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Photos & Video: BIU Celebrates 70th Anniversary

[Updated with video] The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] celebrated its 70th anniversary today [April 23] with a block party on Union Square, which featured games, vendors, refreshments, bouncy castle, and more.Games were played by children and adults alike, with one of the games —  which involved candy, straws and a race –  seeing a... Read more of this article

‘Struggle, Sacrifice, Vision Demonstrated By BIU’

‘Struggle, Sacrifice, Vision Demonstrated By BIU’

The PLP extended best wishes to the Bermuda Industrial Union on their 70th anniversary, saying that “21st century Bermuda owes much to the struggle, sacrifice and vision demonstrated by the BIU.” A statement from the party said, “The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party extends best wishes to the Bermuda Industrial Union on their 70th... Read more of this article

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

BIU To Celebrate 70th Anniversary On Saturday

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will celebrate its 70th anniversary on Saturday [April 23] with a block party to be held on Union Square beginning at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. A spokesperson said, “This seminal organization must be recognized for what it has done for its members and all workers in Bermuda during its seventy-plus years... Read more of this article

Photos: Union Gas Re-Opens After Renovations

Photos: Union Gas Re-Opens After Renovations

The Bermuda Industrial Union’s gas station re-opened on Friday after undergoing three months of renovations, and the BIU welcomes everyone to “come by and check us out.” A statement on the BIU’s website said, “Union Gas re-open its doors to the public Friday, April 8th at 7am after three months of much needed renovations.... Read more of this article

BBC News: Workers Down Tools At Resort

BBC News: Workers Down Tools At Resort

[Written by Tari Trott & Trevor Lindsay, Bermuda Broadcasting Co.] Seventeen unionised workers have downed tools at Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort over what they describe as deteriorating working conditions. Workers told us that management are aware of their concerns, which include problems with rodents and mould at their employee building. Meetings... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Do All That You Can As An Individual’

Column: ‘Do All That You Can As An Individual’

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] During last week’s protest, I had an opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with many of my fellow Bermudians. One morning, a small group of us were having a conversation regarding living a purposeful life when one brother, who was in his mid-twenties, stated: “Isn’t life just about... Read more of this article

Premier: Consider Immigration Reform In Stages

Premier: Consider Immigration Reform In Stages

[Updated with video] The Immigration Bill will be removed from the House of Assembly’s Order Paper, and the Government will “enable further community input” and Parliament will “consider immigration reforms in stages,” the Premier announced this evening. “Consultative working groups, comprising of key stakeholders, will... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Essential Items’ To Be Unloaded At Docks

Video: ‘Essential Items’ To Be Unloaded At Docks

Speaking at the protest taking place at the House of Assembly this morning [March 15], BIU President Chris Furbert said that ten dock workers will go down to the docks and unload essential items today. Mr Furbert said, “The issue right now, there are things that have happen in the hospital over the last couple of days, Friday and yesterday, as... Read more of this article

‘Consider Future As You Contemplate Joining’

‘Consider Future As You Contemplate Joining’

The BTUC said they support the “call for a comprehensive review of immigration in Bermuda” and “urge our members to consider carefully the future of our island home, as they contemplate their decision to join any effort to lobby Government.” The BTUC consists of multiple unions including the Bermuda Industrial Union, Bermuda... Read more of this article

BPSU President: ‘Be Guided By Conscience’

BPSU President: ‘Be Guided By Conscience’

BPSU President Jason Hayward addressed the People’s Campaign call for an island-wide withdrawal of labour, saying “this issue is not a labour issue but a National issue” and “all workers are encouraged to be guided by their conscience and do what they believe is in the best interest of the Country.” In a letter sent to... Read more of this article

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