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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

BPSU On Yesterday’s Bus Service Interruption

BPSU On Yesterday’s Bus Service Interruption

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] said they would like to provide “clarity regarding yesterday’s interruption to Bermuda’s bus service,” saying that while they recognise the inconvenience caused, employers have a legal obligation to provide a working environment that “ensures the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees.” A... Read more of this article

BPSU Pay Tribute To LaVerne Furbert

BPSU Pay Tribute To LaVerne Furbert

“Devoted mother and grandmother, staunch labour advocate, tireless protector of the disadvantaged and true champion of Bermuda’s youth; Sis. Furbert will be deeply and forever missed by all those who knew her,” the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] said. A spokesperson said, “It would be remiss of the Bermuda Public Services Union not to... Read more of this article

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