“The Achievements Of The Labour Movement”

May 2, 2016

WALTER ROBAN“The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party stands along with all of Bermuda trade unions and workers in recognizing Sunday 1st May as International Workers Day,” PLP Acting Deputy Leader and Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said in a statement last night.

Mr Roban said, “This day recognizes the achievements of the Labour movement and its contribution towards improving the quality of life for workers across the globe.

“The 8 hour work day, health benefits, maternity leave, workers compensation, health and safety rules, fair wage polic‎ies such as equal pay for equal work and nonviolent dispute resolution are concepts that are standard practices today.

“This is because of the advocacy, struggle and success of workers standing up for what is right here in Bermuda and internationally.

“‎The recessionary period with massive job losses and attempts to roll back the hard fought for rights of workers have reminded us of the significance and need for a strong and united Labour movement

“When the rights of workers are protected and respected it contributes to a positive, profitable economic environment that benefits worker and employers alike.

“We Stand Strong with Bermuda’s workers, trade unions and their social partners on this important day.”

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  1. Raymond Ray says:

    Where were the P.L.P. when soooo many from elsewhere flocked to Bermuda under their leadership and now work where Bermudians once held down jobs…Inquisitive minds would love to know :-(

  2. Social Partners? says:

    Humm–is he suggesting – civil partners?

    Now that’s Progressive!!!!

  3. aceboy says:

    Smoothies all round!

  4. BLOW IN says:

    the HOT AIR keeps on blowing, but it cant hide the truth