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BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

BPSU Report On Public Private Partnerships

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] has released a 21-page report to present the Union’s position on Public Private Partnerships [PPP], with the report also outlining the BPSU’s concerns surrounding Government’s plan to redevelop the L.F. Wade International Airport using a PPP. The Report Highlights are1] History: PPPs were attractive to... Read more of this article

BPSU “Stand In Solidarity” With Jason Hayward

BPSU “Stand In Solidarity” With Jason Hayward

“The BPSU Executive and General Council stand in solidarity with our President Jason Hayward and he has our unwavering support,” the BPSU said today. These comments follow after legal action was launched by Finance Minister Bob Richards after Mr. Hayward, in his capacity with the People’s Campaign, made certain statements pertaining... Read more of this article

Jason Hayward To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

Jason Hayward To Speak At Labour Day Banquet

BPSU President Jason Hayward will be the guest speaker at the Labour Day Banquet on Friday, September 4, 2015 at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel. The announcement said, “BIU President, Brother Chris Furbert and the Executive Board is delighted that Brother Jason Hayward, President of the Bermuda Public Services Union has accepted the Union’s... Read more of this article

‘Blaming Public Employees Rather Than Policies’

‘Blaming Public Employees Rather Than Policies’

“Too often some members of the public are eager to blame the Island’s woes on public service employees rather than on the policies and political decisions enacted by our politicians,” BPSU president Jason Hayward said today. “It appears as if many in this Country would like for all to believe that the Government’s financial woes... Read more of this article

Unionized Dockworkers Training In St. Lucia

Unionized Dockworkers Training In St. Lucia

Dockworkers who are members of trade unions affiliated to the International Transport Workers’ Federation [ITF] — including Bermuda — are in training in St. Lucia this week on a new tool to assist them in bargaining, negotiating, campaigning and organising in their ports. Representatives from unions in eight countries across the Caribbean... Read more of this article

BTUC Release Minutes: Working Group Meeting

BTUC Release Minutes: Working Group Meeting

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] released the minutes of the meeting held on January 28, 2015, saying that, “In our press statement of January 30, 2015, the BTUC shared with the people of Bermuda a summary of the cost saving initiatives that were discussed within the “Budget Reduction Working Group”. “At the time of our press... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda May Day Rally At City Hall

Photos: Bermuda May Day Rally At City Hall

The Bermuda May Day Rally was held on the City Hall steps today [May 1] as part of the observance of International Workers Day 2015, with the public invited to “join together in solidarity with the BTUC to celebrate International Workers Day.” The event was opened by Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge, with an opening prayer offered by Rev.... Read more of this article

Minister & BTUC On Labour Tribunal Decision

Minister & BTUC On Labour Tribunal Decision

Both the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] and Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy have commented on the decision of the Labour Disputes Tribunal. The BTUC said, “The decision of The Labour Disputes Tribunal reflects the fact widely acknowledged throughout our community that the dispute between the Government of Bermuda and the Bermuda Trade... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Post Office Closure

Video: BIU President On Post Office Closure

[Updated] The decision to close the Paget Post Office was done without consultation with the BIU, Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert said, asking “is the OBA now trying to send a message to unions that we’re going to make these kind of decisions without any kind of dialogue with the unions?” This follows after government’s... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video: BTUC Host Meeting At Clearwater

2 Hour Video: BTUC Host Meeting At Clearwater

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is hosting a series of events in celebration of International Workers Day, including three public meetings, the first of which was held last night [April 27] at Clearwater Middle School in St. David’s. Topics at the meetings will include the “adverse effects of immigration policies and need for immigration... Read more of this article

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