Notice Of Declaration Of Labour Dispute

April 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

A “labour dispute exists between the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Fire Service Association” and it has been referred to the  Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal.

This is according to an official notice - dated April 14, 2022 and signed by Acting Minister of Economy and Labour Kim Wilson –  which said, “Pursuant to section 72 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2021, I declare that a labour dispute exists between the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Fire Service Association.

In accordance with section 70, of the Trade Union and Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2021, I am referring the said dispute for settlement to the Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal established under section 44B of the Employment Act 2000.

“In accordance with section 87 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2021, after the publication of this Notice, any lockout, strike or irregular industrial action short of a strike is unlawful and any person who takes part in, incites or in any way encourages, persuades or influences any person to take part in, or otherwise acts in furtherance of, a lock-out, strike or irregular industrial action short of a strike that is unlawful under this section shall be liable to a civil penalty as may be imposed by the Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal.”

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