Tag: Unions

Commissiong Commends Masters Staff & BIU

Commissiong Commends Masters Staff & BIU

“The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party congratulates the workers at Masters Ltd for seeking and successfully achieving Bermuda Industrial Union representation,”  Shadow Workforce Development Minister Rolfe Commissiong. Mr. Commissiong added, “Both the BIU and Masters Ltd must be commended for the collaborative and non-contentious manner... Read more of this article

Labour Proposal Will Not Be Debated On Friday

Labour Proposal Will Not Be Debated On Friday

The Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy confirmed this evening [Mar 20] that the Labour Relations Amendment Act 2014 will not be debated in the House of Assembly tomorrow. Minister Fahy said, “We believe that it is in the best interest of good industrial relations that we defer tomorrow’s debate of this Bill. It is Government’s intent however... Read more of this article

Furbert Returned For Third Term As BIU Head

Furbert Returned For Third Term As BIU Head

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] held its internal elections recently, with BIU President Chris Furbert returning for a third term. A spokesperson said, “After a very successful 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference held on March 13 and 14, 2014, Brother Chris Furbert was returned unopposed for a third term at the helm of the Bermuda Industrial... Read more of this article

PLP Congratulates New President Of BPSU

PLP Congratulates New President Of BPSU

The Progressive Labour Party congratulated and extended best wishes to newly installed President of the Bermuda Public Services Union, Mr. Jason Hayward and his executive.A spokesperson said, “We also thank Mr Kevin Grant for his service to the BPSU. The BPSU has always played an integral role in defending the rights of government workers and... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: BPSU Delegates Conference

Photos & Videos: BPSU Delegates Conference

The opening ceremony of the fifth annual Bermuda Public Service Union [BPSU] Triennial Delegates’ Conference took place earlier this week, featuring a keynote address from Senator Sir Roy Trotman from Barbados. Featuring the theme of “Social Dialogue: A Catalyst for Economic Recovery and Growth,” the conference opened with a call to... Read more of this article

Sir Leroy Trotman To Visit CedarBridge Academy

Sir Leroy Trotman To Visit CedarBridge Academy

Following his keynote address at the Triennial Delegates’ Conference this week [Mar 11], Barbadian trade unionist Sir Leroy Trotman will pay a visit to CedarBridge Academy on Friday, March 13. A spokesperson said, “Barbados Trade Unionist Sir Leroy Trotman will visit CedarBridge Academy Friday March 14, 2014 from 9.30am through 11.00am. “He... Read more of this article

Roban: Debate Pushback A “Victory for Labour”

Roban: Debate Pushback A “Victory for Labour”

Shadow Home Affairs Minister Walter Roban called the decision to delay the debate on the Labour Law a “victory for Labour and consultation and a defeat of heavy handed government and the restraining of workers rights and intimidation.” Earlier today [Mar 7], Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy — who was joined by BIU President Chris... Read more of this article

Labour Act Will Not Be Debated At This Time

Labour Act Will Not Be Debated At This Time

[Updated] At a press conference today [Mar 7], Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy — who was joined by BIU President Chris Furbert — announced that the Labour Relations Act 1975 will not be debated at this time. This delays immediate action on the 21-day strike notice proposal, however the Minister said it will stay on the Order Papers... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Fahy On Labour Law Proposal

Video: Minister Fahy On Labour Law Proposal

Home Affairs Minister Michael Fahy and Premier Craig Cannonier held a press conference this afternoon [Mar 5] to discuss the Government’s proposal to amend the Labour Relations Act 1975. The amendment would make public transportation [ferries and buses] as an essential service, which will then require them to give a 21 day strike notice. Staff from... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: BIU Members March On House

Photos/Videos: BIU Members March On House

[Updated with videos] Following a meeting this morning [Mar 5] attended by staff from the Department of Public Transportation and Marine & Ports, Union members marched on the House of Assembly to express their displeasure with Government’s proposal to amend the Labour Relations Act 1975. The proposed aim of the Bill is to include public transportation... Read more of this article


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