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Column: The Importance of Social Dialogue

Column: The Importance of Social Dialogue

[Opinion column written by BPSU General Secretary Kevin Grant] The International Labour Organization [ILO] defines social dialogue as “all types of negotiation, consultation, or exchange of information, between or among representatives of governments, employers, and workers, on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy.” Social... Read more of this article

BPSU President On Covid, Vaccine, Union, More

BPSU President On Covid, Vaccine, Union, More

“The BPSU recognizes the challenges our Island face with the division that exists between persons who are vaccinated and unvaccinated,” President of the Bermuda Public Services Union Armell Thomas said, adding that “as a Union, we advocate a message of personal choice, safety and responsibility during these times.” He added that... Read more of this article

BPSU Celebrates ‘World Day For Decent Work’

BPSU Celebrates ‘World Day For Decent Work’

In celebration of the World Day for Decent Work, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is “calling upon the ILO to designate occupational safety and health as a fundamental right.” A spokesperson said, “Today, the Bermuda Public Services Union and unions across the globe join UNI Global Union in celebrating World Day for Decent... Read more of this article

BPSU Thanks Bermuda’s Healthcare Workers

BPSU Thanks Bermuda’s Healthcare Workers

The BPSU has thanked all the frontline workers, and asked the community to “rally around our healthcare workers and offer support wherever they can.” BPSU General Secretary Kevin Grant said, “It was recently announced that the KEMH has moved to “Disaster Alert Level 4” due to the high number of Covid-19 patients. “This is... Read more of this article

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

“The Government is faced with many challenges due to the pandemic and are forced to make some very difficult decisions as a result,” the BPSU said, adding that “this, however, does not negate the requirement for proper consultation with community stakeholders.” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said,... Read more of this article

‘Reflect On Sacrifices Made By Our Forefathers’

‘Reflect On Sacrifices Made By Our Forefathers’

“We encourage everyone to celebrate Labour Day this year by taking the time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our forefathers to establish the rights, protections, and benefits that we are afforded today,” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said. Mr Thomas said, “It is important now more than ever to celebrate... Read more of this article

‘Not Encouraging Our Members To Participate’

‘Not Encouraging Our Members To Participate’

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] “will not be encouraging our members to participate” in the “proposed 2-day shutdown on August 30th and 31st,” they confirmed today.BPSU President Armell Thomas said, “This communique is to provide clarity on the Bermuda Public Services Union on the issue regarding the proposed... Read more of this article

12 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

12 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] hosted their 29th Annual Education Awards Ceremony which saw the BPSU Education Committee present twelve recipients with awards. A spokesperson said, “At the presentation, President Bro. Armell Thomas highlighted the important role the community plays in supporting the further development of its citizens.... Read more of this article

BPSU Appoint Kevin Grant, Linda Bogle-Mienzer

BPSU Appoint Kevin Grant, Linda Bogle-Mienzer

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] announced that Kevin Grant has been appointed as General Secretary, while Linda Bogle-Mienzer has been appointed as Labour Relations Organizer. BPSU President Armell Thomas said, “I am pleased to announce the following Secretariat staff appointments:Bro. Kevin S. Grant MMHRM, CMgr, MCMI, General Secretary “Effective... Read more of this article

Govt & BPSU Reach “A Mutual Understanding”

Govt & BPSU Reach “A Mutual Understanding”

The Government and the BPSU have “reached a mutual understanding, with the BPSU indicating to the Government that they support” the recent Labour Act, and “are no longer pursuing amendments to the legislation related to the decertification process.” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said, “I am pleased to report that after discussion... Read more of this article

BPSU On Bermuda’s Labour Legislation

BPSU On Bermuda’s Labour Legislation

“On June 1, 2021, Bermuda’s long-awaited reformed labour-related legislation – Trade Union & Labour Relations [Consolidated] Act 2020 and the Employment Amendment Act 2020 – will come into effect,” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said. Mr Thomas said, This new legislation is significant as it brings... Read more of this article

BPSU: ‘Tribute To Three Great Public Officers’

BPSU: ‘Tribute To Three Great Public Officers’

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU]  paid tribute to the late Dr. Joseph Christopher, Kenneth Richardson, and Heather Jacobs Matthews, saying “their combined legacy and influence also extended around the globe” and “allowed them to leave an indelible imprint.” A statement from the BPSU said, “Within the past week,... Read more of this article

BPSU: ‘Budget Strikes The Appropriate Balance’

BPSU: ‘Budget Strikes The Appropriate Balance’

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] said the 2021/22 Budget ”strikes the appropriate balance” has a ”pragmatic approach provides relief for the unemployed and aims for economic recovery as well as financial reforms.” BPSU President Armell Thomas said, “The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] believes that the Bermuda... Read more of this article