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BPSU Announces New Executive Officers

BPSU Announces New Executive Officers

The Bermuda Public Services Union announced the following new Executive Officers, saying they  ”will assume positions effective March 10, 2017 until March 2020.”President – Jason Hayward1st Vice – President Wendell Burchall2nd Vice – President Linda Mienzer3rd Vice – President Robin MinorsTreasurer... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: BIU President Chris Furbert

Live Video Replay: BIU President Chris Furbert

Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [Nov 30], saying he called it to “clarify some issues that have been alleged against the BIU, in relation to four workers that were dismissed from the Corporation of Hamilton.” “When you think about the BIU, who has been representing workers for... Read more of this article

Column: Viable Option For Economic Growth

Column: Viable Option For Economic Growth

[Opinion column written by BPSU President Jason Hayward] In October 2016, a delegation from the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] attended the Quebec 2016 International Summit of Cooperatives. The event attracted more than 2,500 participants from 93 countries, bringing together managers, decision-makers and leaders of cooperatives and mutual enterprises... Read more of this article

BPSU: Simmons To Retire, Grant Appointed

BPSU: Simmons To Retire, Grant Appointed

After 17 years of dedicated service, the Bermuda Public Services Union announced the retirement of Bro. Orin Simmons, Assistant General Secretary effective September 30th, 2016. The BPSU said, “Bro. Orin contributed greatly to the success and stability of the BPSU and as an avid unionist, Bro. Orin fought diligently for the rights of our members. “During... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Airport Project Co Jobs

Video: BIU President On Airport Project Co Jobs

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert spoke yesterday [Sept 27] about the job offers from Project Co for BIU members at LF Wade Airport, saying “we’re very concerned about some of the conditions” in the letter from Project Co. The BIU President said, “You may or may not be aware that around about September 12th,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: 2016 Labour Day March Held

Photos & Video: 2016 Labour Day March Held

Labour Day celebrations took place today [Sept 5], including a walk and races beginning early this morning, followed by speeches from Union leaders and a march through the streets of Hamilton.A crowd gathered to take part in the annual celebration despite the rain, with a prayer from Reverend Nicholas Tweed serving to open the event, which included... Read more of this article

Hayward: ‘Labour Day Has Become Bittersweet’

Hayward: ‘Labour Day Has Become Bittersweet’

Labour Day “has become bittersweet,” BPSU President Jason Hayward said, as it is a time when we celebrate the contributions that labour has made throughout the years, however it is “also a time that causes us to reflect on how unjust and unequal this society can be for some.” Mr Hayward said, “Labour Day in Bermuda has... Read more of this article

Photos: BIU Hosts 2016 Labour Day Banquet

Photos: BIU Hosts 2016 Labour Day Banquet

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] hosted their annual Labour Day Banquet on Friday evening [Sept 2] at the Fairmont Southampton, with BIU President Chris Furbert serving as the guest speaker.In addition to the Banquet, other events scheduled for this year’s Labour Day celebrations the Pre-Labour Day Gathering at Shelly Bay Beach on Sunday afternoon... Read more of this article

Live Video Replay: Labour Day Banquet Speech

Live Video Replay: Labour Day Banquet Speech

[Updated] The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] is hosting their annual Labour Day Banquet this evening [Sept 2], with BIU President Chris Furbert serving as the guest speaker, marking the first time in the 35 year history of the banquet that a BIU President served as the keynote speaker at the event.In addition to the  Banquet, other events scheduled... Read more of this article

BIU President To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

BIU President To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

For the first time in its 35 year history of Labour Day celebrations, the Bermuda Industrial Union’s keynote speaker at their annual Labour Day Banquet on Friday, September 2 will be the Union’s President. A BIU spokesperson said, “Brother Chris Furbert will join a list of notables who have addressed the BIU membership and other banquet attendees. “At... Read more of this article

BPSU Recognize UN International Youth Day

BPSU Recognize UN International Youth Day

In commemoration of UN International Youth Day, the Bermuda Public Services Union said they join “our brothers and sisters around the world in recognizing this year’s theme, ‘The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production.’ BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “The UN is using this... Read more of this article

Gratitude Extended To Public Service Employees

Gratitude Extended To Public Service Employees

With today [June 23] marking United Nations Public Service Day, BPSU President Jason Hayward has extended his thanks to “all public service employees for their hard work, dedication and service to the country.”Mr Hayward said, “In its resolution 57/277, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 23 as United Nations Public... Read more of this article

Video: BIU’s Chris Furbert On Menzies Aviation

Video: BIU’s Chris Furbert On Menzies Aviation

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert held a press conference regarding the recent work stoppage by Menzies Aviation workers at LF Wade International Airport, describing the Union’s position in the dispute. Following the withdrawal of labour by 36 employees at the airport on Thursday, Menzies Aviation said it obtained an interim... Read more of this article