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BPSU & BIU On Labour Legislation Amendments

BPSU & BIU On Labour Legislation Amendments

“Whilst the BPSU and BIU have agreed in principle with the 2020 labour legislation amendments, the Unions await the critical Regulations which supplement key sections of the Act,” BPSU President Armell Thomas and BIU President Chris Furbert said. A joint statement from the two Unions said, “On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Bermuda’s Senators... Read more of this article

BPSU & BIU: “Discussions Were Fruitful”

BPSU & BIU: “Discussions Were Fruitful”

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] and Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] held a meeting with the Minister of Labour and said that “discussions were fruitful and have resulted in an agreement that talks will continue between the parties to ensure that a mutually agreeable solution is found.” A joint statement from the two Unions said,... Read more of this article

Video: BIU & BPSU Hold Press Conference

Video: BIU & BPSU Hold Press Conference

[Updated] The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] and Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] are holding a press conference this afternoon [Dec 10] to “discuss the Government’s amendments to the Labour Legislation.” We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded... Read more of this article

BPSU On Workplace Bullying & Harassment

BPSU On Workplace Bullying & Harassment

“The BPSU is deeply committed to continue its work to ensure the workplace is a healthy environment, free of bullying, harassment, and discrimination,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said. Mr Thomas said, “One of the core principles of the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is that all workers have the fundamental right to be treated... Read more of this article

BPSU Announces Four Staff Appointments

BPSU Announces Four Staff Appointments

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] announced four new appointments and changes involving Edward Ball, Kevin Grant, Lloyquita Symonds, and Joan Wagacha. BPSU President Armell Thomas said, “On behalf of the Bermuda Public Services Union, I am pleased to announce the following Secretariat staff appointments:Bro. Edward G. Ball Jr., JP, LLB, FCMI “Effective... Read more of this article

Video: BPSU President Labour Day Speech

Video: BPSU President Labour Day Speech

“Today we pause to give thanks to those who laid the foundation of Bermuda’s labour movement, to those who continue the fight and, most importantly, to all workers of Bermuda,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said. Speaking at yesterday’s Labour Day celebration, Mr Thomas said, “Let me first thank each & every one of you for coming... Read more of this article

Labour Day Message From The BPSU President

Labour Day Message From The BPSU President

[Labour Day message from BPSU President Armell Thomas] As reflected in the theme, this year’s Labour Day serves to emphasise the importance of working collaboratively through these unprecedented times. A collective effort will be required to tackle the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have both locally and internationally.... Read more of this article

12 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

12 Students Receive BPSU Education Awards

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] recently presented twelve recipients with education awards. A spokesperson said, “Despite the effect COVID-19 has had on our Community, the Bermuda Public Services Union continued with its strong commitment to provide educational opportunities for its members and their dependents.“On Wednesday,... Read more of this article

BPSU Membership Meeting On Govt Proposal

BPSU Membership Meeting On Govt Proposal

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] will be holding membership meetings on June 25 and 26 to vote on Government’s proposal. The BPSU website said, “Please come out and exercise your democratic right to vote on Government’s proposal. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, you can only attend during your scheduled day/time as per your last... Read more of this article

BPSU Marks United Nations Public Service Day

BPSU Marks United Nations Public Service Day

The United Nations has dedicated this year’s Public Service Day to all the essential workers who risk their lives and health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, with the BPSU noting that the “pandemic has highlighted the necessity of robust, responsive and effective public service delivery.” A BPSU spokesperson said, “On December 20,... Read more of this article

Video: BPSU Triennial Delegates Conference

Video: BPSU Triennial Delegates Conference

The opening ceremony of the Bermuda Public Service Union’s [BPSU] seventh Triennial Delegates Conference was held yesterday [March 11] at St. Pauls Centennial Hall, focusing on the topic of Universal Basic Income. In an online post, the BPSU said, “The opening ceremony of the seventh Triennial Delegates Conference featured Berkeley Institute... Read more of this article

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

BPSU Long Service Awards Honour Employees

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] recently celebrated Caribbean Public Services Day by recognizing 261 public officers who have worked for the Government of Bermuda for more than ten years. A Government spokesperson said, “During the long service awards ceremony, the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, the Head of the Public... Read more of this article

BPSU Migrant Workers Stakeholder Meeting

BPSU Migrant Workers Stakeholder Meeting

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] held a Migrant Worker’s Stakeholder meeting yesterday [Sept 4] to “discuss issues effecting Bermuda’s guest worker population, such as bullying and harassment, xenophobia and precarious work.” A spokesperson said, “Representatives from 14 stakeholder organisations were present at the... Read more of this article