Opposition Leader’s Labour Day Message

September 3, 2017

GORDON PAMPLIN[Opposition Leader Patricia Gordon-Pamplin's Labour Day Message]

Labour Day is a time when all of our citizens can be heralded for their part in creating a Bermuda that works.

Whether citizens are retirees who previously contributed; current workers who are presently bearing the brunt of the economic stimulus that is very necessary for stability of the country; or the next generation intending to join the workforce and preparing themselves to do so – we applaud their efforts.

The working population has been the foundation on which our beautiful country has been built. It is appreciated that while every worker has not enjoyed the measure of respect or reward that is fair, their efforts nonetheless are crucial to Bermuda’s success.

As we look forward to a day in which we can celebrate our labour force, we encourage employers to enforce equitable treatment, examining the requirements of the position, and not of the ethnicity of the position holder. We also encourage employees to give fair effort for the contracted remuneration.

As some companies have redirected their business plans, we have seen resulting redundancies which has led to hardship for many families. It is incumbent upon all employers to ensure that our Bermudian workers in particular are embraced in a meaningful way in hiring decisions, as we believe a stable and happy workforce translates into a stable and happy community.

On behalf of my colleagues at the One Bermuda Alliance, I wish everyone a Happy Labour Day.

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  1. puzzled says:

    Best of luck Pat.
    Take care.

    • Madge says:

      I hope the opposition leader and our Premier are paying attention to what has happened to the tourist that have been locked up for protecting themselves !!!!!!!!!!!! this cash for gold has got to stop.

    • Onion Juice says:

      Now you want Bermudian workers embraced in a meaningful way, while for 5 years we have been telling you that.
      Unbef#!@inglievable !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Quinton Berkley Butterfield says:

        It’s the “new OBA” all about racial justice all of a sudden

        • Zevon says:

          It looks to me like she is saying similar things to Burt. I agree, it makes no sense when she says it either.

        • Madge says:

          The OBA, will go down in history as the worst Gov ever…. and the shortest to rule, I hope to hell that our Gov Rankin is paying attention as to the power that the P L.P now have ….

      • The Original Truth™ says:

        We’ll see if the PLP will actually help Bermudian workers this time around or pass a record number of work permits just as they did in 2007. Both parties have been hypocrites now let’s see if PLP can reverse their hypocrisy. PLP passed the permits that should have been declined and OBA just kept them in a repeat cycle. If PLP can’t be honest about this folly and fix it then they are just another side to the same coin.

  2. Sittin back laughin says:

    “Embraced in a meaningful way”

  3. Wake up says:

    Only this g missing fro. This speech was God Save Our Gracious Queen.

  4. Yawn says:


  5. Lesley says:

    This woman doesn’t care for Bermudians, she is a totally joke.

    • Onion Juice says:

      An embarrassment to our Forefathers who fought against de ideology she supports.
      F!@#ing PATHETIC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      Neither did any past PLP minister. All I’ve seen is BS from both parties.

      Business men, they drink my wine
      Plowman dig my earth
      None were level on the mind
      Nobody up at his word
      - Bob Dylan

  6. Jose says:

    The OBA need to swap her out fast not gonna work

    • puzzled says:

      And you fools will learn soon enough in the years to come that the Circus is about to end and there will be elephants in the room.

  7. Game Changer2017 says:

    And you think plp is for the people?
    Teĺl you a little secret. No government is for the people but for their puppetmasters…
    Sheeple better stop thinking and voting with their emotions. plp’s campaign was 100% psy-ops…and uou fell for it..smh

    • The Original Truth™ says:

      “No government is for the people but for their puppetmasters…”

      110% AGREE!

      The code name for puppet masters in government terms is stakeholders and the majority of stakeholders are either non-Bermudians or PRCs so if the PLP are for the stakeholders they are not for the people.

  8. JUNK YARD DOG says:


    Patricia is one of Bermuda’s greatest humanitarians ,she loves us all.

    Disrespectful Party Political Mud Slinging has no place here.

    The Bermuda family during the last recession suffered devastating effects to our economy, we all suffered.

    To day we celebrate and give thanks to the thousands of people from all walks of life who have given more than their share of time and effort to “Make Bermuda Great Again”..

  9. Coffee says:

    Just because I don’t like her politics doesn’t mean I don’t like her personally ! Mind you , now that Fahy ,Spongebob , and Pettingale have been decommissioned , Grant Gibbons , Moniz and Dunkley neutralized ; Pat is looking damn good !