BIU & PLP: ‘Continuing To Work Together’

May 25, 2022 | 12 Comments

After holding a meeting over “concerns shared by the PLP and BIU over differing opinions regarding legislation”, the PLP and BIU “committed to continuing to work together on behalf of Bermuda’s workers.”

Joint Statement

This is according to a joint statement from the two organisations which said, “In January, the BIU submitted a letter to the PLP Chair and copied it to the PLP Central Committee requesting a meeting to discuss our relationship.

“In February members of the Bermuda Progress Labour Party Executive Committee and Bermuda Industrial Union Executive met to discuss how conditions can be improved for Bermuda’s workers, as well as mutual concerns shared by the PLP and BIU over differing opinions regarding legislation. The meeting was successful in helping to re-establish the collaborative and productive relationship between the two historic organisations.

“At the conclusion of the meeting, the executive members of both the PLP and BIU committed to continuing to work together on behalf of Bermuda’s workers and to continue to support and help to advance Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan to ensure a brighter future for the people of our country.”

PLP Chairwoman

Chairwoman of the PLP Dawn Simmons said: “I am grateful for the productive meeting that the Progressive Labour Party and Bermuda Industrial Union held to work past a difficult period in what has been for many years an amicable relationship between our two labour organisations.

“Both the PLP and BIU have a proud history of working to progress the rights of Bermudian workers, and we have had great success working side by side. Though we do not expect to agree on every point, I am proud that when there are disagreements they do not deter our focus and our commitment to the workers of this country.

“We reaffirmed that collective commitment and our willingness to continue to work collaboratively to see through Bermuda’s Economic Recovery Plan. I thank the President of the BIU Chris Furbert, and the executive members we met with today for their time and the work that they do for our country.”

BIU President

President of the BIU Chris Furbert said: “I am glad that following the BIU’s request for a meeting the PLP Chair and Members of the Executive accepted, so that our two organisations could discuss a way forward and how we can continue to support Bermuda’s workers.

“I thank the PLP leadership for their time, for the productive meeting and I look forward to the BIU and PLP continuing to work together to improve the conditions for the workers of this country.”

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  1. Hey says:

    Looks like Furbert has finally been put on the F&F plan, let’s see what his reward will be, stay tuned.

  2. unknown800k says:

    Any update on working for all the people, instead of FOF or hoteliers?

    • dream on says:

      what planet you from.That aint never going to happen its all about me me me and fof. If your not one of them then you / we are screwed

  3. comfortably numb says:

    Haven’t they always worked together to keep the OBA out of power?

    • Double s says:

      And screwing BDA…

    • sandgrownan says:

      Them and the friggin’ people’s campaign, poorly spelled sign lady and the smoothy drinking hunger striker.

      Meanwhile Bermuda circles the drain.

    • Ringmaster says:

      Put this with all the recent PLP op eds blaming the OBA on all and everything, there must be rumblings amongst the grass roots about the PLP’s lack of competence and their failures. Votes being lost. Now the need for BIU and PLP to come together to fight the common enemy. The PLP at its best, electioneering.

    • SWING VOTER no more says:

      Keep the ubpoba 6 seats and go organized a march. Lets see who shows up lol.

      • sandgrownan says:

        See that’s a perfect example as to why you’re as dumb as a sack of hammers. First criticism of the PLP, the BIU and others doesn’t necessarily infer support of the OBA.

        Second, there will be no march except the one towards Kindley Field. You see capital, intellectual and financial, is slowly leaving. Positions are being filled elsewhere. Back office functions are in other jurisdictions. We’re sick and tired of fiscal incompetence, decline in public services, the decay of our public spaces, arrogance and the idiotic race based identity politics.

        Stick a fork in Bermuda. It’s done.

  4. SWING VOTER no more says:

    Keep the ubpoba 6 seats and go organized a march. Lets see who shows up lol.

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