Live Updates: BTUC Holding ‘Solidarity March’

May 1, 2017

[Updating] In order to mark International Workers Day, the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is holding a ‘Solidarity March’ from Victoria Park this afternoon [May 1].

A BTUC spokesperson previously said, “Annually, May 1st is recognized around the world as “May Day” or “International Workers Day”. The day is typically marked by international celebrations, focusing on the contribution of workers and workers’ organizations to the socioeconomic success of their communities.”

“It is well documented that the rights and benefits won through the efforts of labour organizations readily transfer throughout the community. Because of these efforts, we are pleased to contribute to fair employment practices and a better quality of life for all in Bermuda.”

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  1. bluwater says:

    Not much to this? Really a nothing burger.

  2. puzzled says:

    Burgess and DeSilva leading a march.

    Enjoy 2017.

  3. SOLIDARITY, remember the world is watching.

    • bdaboy says:

      “SOLIDARITY, remember the world is watching.”

      yes, and when they see you, they just shake their heads

    • wahoo says:

      Red China…..look what happened there.

  4. Jonathan Land Evans says:

    It’s their right to do so, of course, but I have to say that people giving clenched-fist salutes, and marching around with Communist flags, and seemingly attempting to bully the judiciary, do this country and its international image no good whatsoever.

  5. francis says:

    Same people every time. I support the part of their message that racism is unacceptable – the OBA supports that! I wonder however if the marchers will march to the place that hosted the irritated genie, or perhaps castigate the people who said they heard nothing wrong when the Irritated Genie spoke. The CJ was very clear that the Irritated Genie was a hate speech mongerer!!!

    • I admit he was kinda course, but he had a point from an Historical point of view.
      But Rick gets a free pass.

  6. aceboy says:

    Shameful political electioneering on a day to mark INTERNATIONAL (not just Bermudian) Workers Day.

    As expected and forecast.

    • wahoo says:


    • Point boy says:

      I was just gonna say the same thing (aceboy). Sort of.

      Was it planned to have the court appearances today? (May Day)? Give the crowd some excuse???

      • sage says:

        Completely coincidental, don’t be ridiculous, no one even realized until today…

  7. Long Bay Trading Co. says:

    Oh phleeeze. Same ol same ol. Same people different day.
    This has got nothing to do with a supposed Celebration for and of Labour and the work accomplished by hard working people all over the world. It has EVERYTHING to do with PLP/PC/BIU and more tiresome any opportunity for PLP Politricks!

  8. Warlord says:

    Another excuse not to work,then will complaining about how they need a livable wage .

  9. ImJustSayin says:

    Hey I was charged with breaking the law too so can I get some people to march for me. SMH!

  10. Nana says:

    I hope the employer is not paying them for their absense at work. Just think of all the turmoil if most people decided to march today.

  11. Blind Sheep says:

    Should be renamed to its actual name. “The Party over Country” March

  12. Moonbeam says:

    This repetitioun is ridiculous — what are they proving ? Most of them have no idea what they are marching for ………

  13. Up D Hill says:

    They are overwhelmed by the success of the OBA PERIOD! Looks to me like there needs to be a definite change of leadership in all those entities if that is all they can muster!! Epic fail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Labour march, my eye!