Gratitude Extended To Public Service Employees

June 23, 2016

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.”

BPSU TC June 23 2016

Mr Hayward said, “In its resolution 57/277, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 23 as United Nations Public Service Day and, as such, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] joins the rest of the world in celebration.

The purpose of the UN Public Service Day is to:

  • celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community;
  • highlight the contribution of public service in the development process;
  • recognize the work of public servants; and;
  • encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.

“The BPSU would like to thank all public service employees for their hard work, dedication and service to the country.

“We were pleased to see a recommendation coming out of the National Training Plan to prepare Bermudian university/college graduates for employment in this sector. This recommendation has our wholehearted support as there are many rewarding careers within the public service which add much value to our country.

“Despite the continuous attacks on Bermuda’s Public Service, public servants have remained productive, committed to driving the country’s economic development and providing value that enables citizens to receive the standard of living that they do in Bermuda.

“The BPSU will remain steadfast in encouraging our members to provide quality public services while at the same time continue to defend public service employees against unwarranted attacks.

“On this day, we are asking the country to appreciate the worth of the public service and to recognise that Bermuda could not be positioned as one of the best places in the world to live without the hard work and dedication of public service employees,” concluded Mr Hayward.

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  1. Family Man says:

    The cost of our public service employees far exceeds their value.

    • Bully Beef says:

      Go pick up your own trash. Start tomorrow.

  2. just me says:

    We need our public service folk and they need a job and a pay cheque.
    However, many of these individuals are simply punching in and out and don’t give a c..p about doing their jobs. They stand around chatting on their cell phones and waving at every car that goes by. They just want their $$ at the end of the week.
    It takes 6-8 or more men to clear one round-about when it used to be one, you hear me, one man and he did it to the best of his ability and took pride in his work.
    Some public service people are wonderful human beings, so I’m not talking to the multitude, I’m singling out the slackies and there are a few too many of them.
    However, to try to weed them out, would cause total distruction of this island.
    Sad situation, but that is how it is. Until every person realizes that Bermuda needs us all to tow the line it will only get worse. You cannot get blood out of a stone and I do believe some politicians are doing what is right, but there again some are simply getting he $$ and like the prestige of being in power.

  3. Flabbergasted says:

    The civil service is a complete joke. Privatize the lot. The good civil servants will be just fine!

    • Bully Beef says:

      Most of the public servants do a fine job and don’t abuse the system. What is frustrating and scandalous is no government seems to be able to clear out the deadwood. The minute you try to deal with poor performance you become a target. Best to shut up and watch the decline of a once decent organization.

      I blame the Unions who will stand behind even the most belligerent, lazy worker and call everyone out to walk the streets. No government will do anything for fear of losing the next election. Frickin stupid situation.