Tag: Unions

BPSU Comment On Public Bodies Reform Bill

BPSU Comment On Public Bodies Reform Bill

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] “will do all that we can to encourage amendments, modifications, or the defeat of this 2014 Bill,” a statement from the Union said. On Friday [July 18] Premier Michael Dunkley tabled the Public Bodies Reform Bill 2014 “For Information Purpose Only” in the House of Assembly. Members of the public... Read more of this article

BPSU Supports National Training Plan Part #1

BPSU Supports National Training Plan Part #1

The Bermuda Public Service Union [BPSU] has expressed its support for the National Training Plan Part 1, calling it a “positive step to assist in resolving part of Bermuda’s unemployment crisis.” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The Bermuda Public Service Union would like to commend and congratulate the Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

Clarien: Preferred Union Members CD Rates

Clarien: Preferred Union Members CD Rates

Clarien Bank recently confirmed engagement in significant dialogue with representatives of the People’s Movement and its “commitment to continue to provide a broad range of high quality products & services to members of the community.” Further to that discussion, Clarien said they are “offering Union members a premium increase... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Trade Union Congress

Premier Meets With Trade Union Congress

The Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley convened a meeting yesterday [June 23] with members of Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], which is made up of representatives from all the Island’s unions. “A number of discussion points were on yesterday’s agenda, chief among them being the importance of fostering good industrial... Read more of this article

BPSU Observes UN World Public Service Day

BPSU Observes UN World Public Service Day

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] today joins with the rest of the world to celebrate World Public Service Day, and said they will remain on the forefront of defending public service employees, and will not waiver from the position “despite calls to reduce the current size of public sector through a reduction in employment levels and privatization.” BPSU... Read more of this article

Home Affairs Minister Meets With BIU President

Home Affairs Minister Meets With BIU President

This afternoon [June 20] the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy met with the President of the BIU Chris Furbert and other representatives of the BIU to discuss the labour interruptions this week. This follows a week which saw two instances of industrial action, with bus service temporarily suspended on Tuesday, while ferry services were affected... Read more of this article

Govt, BIU Hold Meetings After Ferry Suspension

Govt, BIU Hold Meetings After Ferry Suspension

[Updated: Government ferry service were suspended until 12 noon today as workers downed tools over a dispute involving disciplinary action against a member of Marine and Ports staff. Government said the "wildcat strike "left thousands of commuters and visitors, including the passengers on two ships in Dockyard, inconvenienced. Senior Government technical... Read more of this article

Video: New Deal For BIU & Stevedoring Services

Video: New Deal For BIU & Stevedoring Services

The BIU Port Workers have agreed to a new deal with management, which will see staff receive a 1.7% wage increase in wages for the 2013/2014 previous fiscal year, and a wage freeze for the present 2014/2015 fiscal year.Polaris Holding Company CEO Warren Jones said, “While some aspects of the new Agreement are confidential to the parties, I... Read more of this article

Bus Service Resumes After Suspension

Bus Service Resumes After Suspension

[Updating] There is some form of industrial action happening this morning [June 17], and it appears that bus drivers have downed tools. A quick check of the bus terminal shows that the normal morning hustle and bustle isn’t happening, with the terminal in near silence [pictured below]. Unofficial reports indicate the issue may have something to... Read more of this article

Bus & Ferry Service To Be Reduced Tomorrow

Bus & Ferry Service To Be Reduced Tomorrow

[Updated] Tomorrow’s ferry and bus service will be affected due to BIU meeting which will be held from 10.30am to 12.00pm, the Transport Ministry said today.A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Industrial Union staff from the Department of Public Transportation [DPT] and Department of Marine and Ports [M&P] will attend a meeting on Thursday,... Read more of this article


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