Video: Disruption In Bus Service To Continue

August 16, 2021 | 12 Comments

[Updated] Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott is holding a press conference this afternoon [Aug 16] to provide an “update on the status of the public bus service.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below.

Update 5.05pm: The Minister said, “The parties met this morning and have reached an impasse. The matter is currently with the Minister of Labour and we anticipate that the disruption in the bus service will continue tomorrow morning, and it is recommended for commuters to use alternative transportation.”

Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 11-minute replay is below

Update 5.18pm: Minister Scott said, “I am here to advise that the Ministry of Transport can confirm that there is a labour dispute between the Department of Public Transportation and the Bermuda Industrial Union’s Bus Division over the end of summer “pick of work” in preparation for the start of school on 9 September which is due to commence today, Monday, 16 August in accordance with Schedule 10 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Government of Bermuda and the Bermuda Industrial Union.

“The Government has met its obligation under Schedule 10 of the Agreement.

“We aim to deliver reliable and consistent public bus service for commuters. The proposed schedule ensures no redundancy, no loss of work hours for the operators and greater flexibility for the Operators while simultaneously the community enjoys reliable, consistent bus service with little to no cancellations.

“The parties met this morning and have reached an impasse. The matter is currently with the Ministry of Labour.

“We anticipate that the disruption in the bus service will continue tomorrow morning and recommend for commuters to use alternative transportation.

“The Ministry appreciates the public patience and will provide an update at noon tomorrow.”

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  1. sandgrownan says:

    Fire. Them. All.

  2. Dunn juice says:

    Jet blue manager,
    Can you explain how you are going to or have been giving the public a reliable and consistent service.
    Me and everyone else is listening.

  3. Ringmaster says:

    Fire the lot, and that includes the Minister and all the Managers. Afraid of a General Strike? Unlikely to happen as the BIU has no money to help their members (where did it all go?) and they will be the ones to suffer the most. If the docks join in, Island Construction has experienced crane operators and they are not unionized. Zane will be delighted to help out on a no tender deal.

    • Wahoo says:

      Where did the money go? Good question and you and I know the answer but the members who contribute to the lavish lifestyles of the upper ranks don’t ask. Pity on them. The membership is swollen with those who do not understand and do not question what they have been indoctrinated into.

  4. BS says:

    Can someone please explain to me with no cruise ships in Bermuda how we find ourselves in a situation of insufficient resources. This lot can’t organize a Pi$$ up in a bar !

  5. Complete Rot says:

    this is absolute bull cra+. Furburt and his little minions have to go. Self serving egotistical arrogant and dont care about anyone but themselves. FIRE them and PRIVATIZE

  6. Question says:

    That is one useless Minister of Transport.

  7. Stevie says:

    Stop sucking your thumbs children
    get back to work. As for Furburt, time to go.

  8. Joe Bloggs says:

    If only public transporation was considered to be an essential service so that a 21 day strike notice would be required for such action.

  9. Bs says:

    So no cruise ship passengers and Mini buses are paid to take our kids to school . No redundancy and we wonder why we as an island are going broke ?

    • Ringmaster says:

      Going broke? Not if the number of new GP cars, police SUVs and W & E tractor heads and concrete trucks is anything to go by. Seems there is plenty money, but not for garbage trucks, roadside weed removal and road resurfacing – the items that benefit the community..

  10. Question says:

    If they are refusing the mediation set out in the CBA, fire them. Get people who actually want to work. If that’s possible in Bermuda.

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