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Minister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations

Minister Foggo Updates On Union Negotiations

Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo provided an update on the status of the negotiations with the Unions in the House of Assembly today [Dec 8]. Minister Foggo said, “To date, Collective Bargaining Agreements have been executed with the Bermuda Public Services Union and the Fire Services Association. Agreements in principle have been reached... Read more of this article

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

Govt’s Offer Of 2.5% Pay Increase Accepted

The Government’s offer of a 2.5% pay increase, retroactive until 1st April 2017, has been accepted by the Bermuda Public Services Union. A Government spokesperson said, “Today the Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform, Lovitta Foggo, announced the signing of a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement [CBA]... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

Teachers Union Welcomes 2.5% Pay Raise

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] has voted overwhelmingly to accept a 2.5 percent pay rise. Union members met this week, and according to BUT President Shannon James, voted unanimously to accept the pay award. “For five years, our members have not had a pay rise, or they have been asked to take furlough days, but prices have continued to rise.... Read more of this article

Service Interruptions Due To BIU Meeting

Service Interruptions Due To BIU Meeting

Some Government services — bus, ferry, garbage collection and post office — will be “temporarily interrupted” tomorrow morning [Nov 15] due to a BIU general membership meeting which is expected to begin at 10am, the Government said this afternoon. A Government spokesperson said, “Please note that some Government services... Read more of this article

Meeting For People Who Were Pepper Sprayed

Meeting For People Who Were Pepper Sprayed

The BIU is “inviting all persons who were pepper-sprayed by the Police on December 2, 2016 to attend a very important meeting here at BIU Headquarters on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.” “The purpose of the meeting is to update the victims of the pepper spray on the way forward. If you have any questions, please contact Sister... Read more of this article

Videos: Bermuda Union Of Teachers Conference

Videos: Bermuda Union Of Teachers Conference

A keynote speaker at the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] annual conference called on teachers to ‘humble themselves’ and ‘become a student of your students’. Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers, was speaking to a packed auditorium at the Ruth Seaton James Centre, at CedarBridge Academy, where the Bermuda Union of Teachers’ 34th... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Situation On Docks

Video: BIU President On Situation On Docks

[Updated] Following the recent industrial action on the Hamilton docks, BIU President Chris Furbert held a press conference today [Oct 25] to provide an update on the situation. Mr Furbert said, “Let me just say that it’s very unfortunate when we have these sort of things take place in our country. But I can confirm that last week Wednesday... Read more of this article

‘Full Dock Services’ Resumed This Morning

‘Full Dock Services’ Resumed This Morning

[Updated] “Full dock services” have resumed as of 9:30am this morning [Oct 24], Polaris has confirmed. Warren Jones, CEO Polaris Holding Company Ltd, told Bernews, “Full dock services have resumed as of 9:30am this morning. The Oleander ship is being discharged and truckers are receiving deliveries.”Stevedoring Services previously... Read more of this article

‘No Resolution’ In Industrial Dispute At Dock

‘No Resolution’ In Industrial Dispute At Dock

[Updated] “No resolution had been reached this morning,” in the ongoing industrial dispute on the Hamilton docks, Stevedoring Service confirmed at around noon today [Oct 23]. Stevedoring Services previously confirmed they “received notice of industrial action from the Port Workers’ Division of the Bermuda Industrial Union on Thursday,... Read more of this article

BPSU: Strategic Partnership With Credit Union

BPSU: Strategic Partnership With Credit Union

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has “entered into a strategic partnership with the Bermuda Credit Union, saying that “by providing greater access to credit, the BSPU believes that this partnership will make a real difference in the lives of our members.” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The Bermuda Public Services Union... Read more of this article

Docks: ‘No Resolve To The Industrial Dispute’

Docks: ‘No Resolve To The Industrial Dispute’

As of Friday, the industrial dispute on the Hamilton docks has not been resolved, with a statement sent yesterday to customers by Meyer saying “As of 4:15pm on Friday October 20th, there has been no resolve to the industrial dispute on Hamilton dock. “BISL has made the decision for the M/V Bermuda Islander to sail at 4:30pm and return to... Read more of this article

Hamilton Dock Workers Take Industrial Action

Hamilton Dock Workers Take Industrial Action

Members of the Port Workers’ Division of the BIU took industrial action today [Oct 19] at the Hamilton Docks according to management of Polaris Holding Company Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Warren Jones said, “Stevedoring Services Limited [Polaris Holding Company Ltd.] can confirm that we received notice of industrial action from the Port... Read more of this article

BIU Meeting: Bus & Ferry Services Suspended

BIU Meeting: Bus & Ferry Services Suspended

[Updated] Due to a BIU meeting tomorrow morning [Oct 3] bus and ferry services are “expected to be suspended for the period between 9.45am and 12.30pm,” the Transport Ministry said this evening. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Transport and Regulatory Affairs would like to advise the public that because of a general... Read more of this article