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Electricity Supply Trade Union Joins Protest

Electricity Supply Trade Union Joins Protest

Members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] were asked to join Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] members “as a sign of solidarity,” and workers have answered the call, arriving at Union Square this morning [Jan 28], as the dispute between the BTUC and Government enters the third day. A post on the ESTU’s Facebook page early... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Second Day Of BTUC March

Photos & Videos: Second Day Of BTUC March

Following the second meeting of its membership yesterday [Jan 27], the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is marching on Cabinet again today, with some people spending the night on the Cabinet grounds after getting tents set up. Marchers played drums and carried signs as they walked through the streets, with large crowds coming together on the Cabinet... Read more of this article

Government Issues Labour Dispute Notice

Government Issues Labour Dispute Notice

[Updated] Pursuant to section 4 of the Labour Disputes Act 1992, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy has declared that a “labour dispute exists between the Government of Bermuda and the following Government Departments and All Ministry Headquarters.” The list of government departments includes Fire Services, Corrections, National Drug... Read more of this article

Opinion: MP Leah Scott….Are We There Yet?

Opinion: MP Leah Scott….Are We There Yet?

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Leah Scott] When I was a little girl, my mom used to take us on road trips. I remember her getting out the Triple A Triptik, plotting the map, packing our bags, and loading we three girls in the back seat of the car. I don’t think that we were out of the driveway before we were shouting “Mom…are we... Read more of this article

Landscape Maintenance Disrupted By Meeting

Landscape Maintenance Disrupted By Meeting

The ongoing Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] meetings have lead to a disruption in parks maintenance around the island the Department of Parks said today [Jan 27], advising that landscape maintenance at both parks and government properties had been effected. A spokesperson for the Department of Parks said, “The Department of Parks would like... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Furlough Has Saved Public Sector Jobs’

Minister: ‘Furlough Has Saved Public Sector Jobs’

[Updated] “The furlough has saved a lot of public sector jobs, and that’s the one thing that they’re objecting to,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said at today’s [Jan 27] press conference. Minister Richards added, “The situation, the financial situation that caused us to put the furlough in…hasn’t changed... Read more of this article

BTUC Statement: “We Shall Not Be Moved”

BTUC Statement: “We Shall Not Be Moved”

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] has released a statement following two days of meetings and negotiation, saying that they “can no longer trust one iota of this Government’s words” and that they “put the Government on warning – we are on the right side of history and we shall not be moved.” The statement says,... Read more of this article

Garbage Collection Disrupted Due To Meeting

Garbage Collection Disrupted Due To Meeting

The ongoing Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] meetings have lead to a disruption in household garbage collection the Ministry of Public Works said today [Jan 27], and they have encouraging the public to take their waste to the Tynes Bay Public Drop Off. A Ministry of Public Works spokesperson said, “The Waste Management Section of the Ministry... Read more of this article

Opinion:  “A Turning Point In Bermudian History”

Opinion: “A Turning Point In Bermudian History”

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] “People get ready, there’s a train comin’. You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board” – Curtis Mayfield Monday January 26, 2015 will be marked in history as a turning point in Bermudian history. 5,000 Bermudians of every age ethnicity gender and profession converged... Read more of this article

Five Videos: BTUC Members Gather, Speeches

Five Videos: BTUC Members Gather, Speeches

Huge crowds gathered for meeting called by the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] yesterday [Jan 26], with the dispute centered around furlough days for government workers. The meeting was called following the a letter being sent from the Ministry of Finance to BTUC 1st Vice President Chris Furbert on Friday [Jan 23] in which the government asked... Read more of this article

Public Bus & Ferry Service Remains Suspended

Public Bus & Ferry Service Remains Suspended

[Updated] The meeting of the BTUC membership and its subsequent march on Cabinet has lead to the the suspension of all public bus and ferry transportation services, with updates expected once the march has concluded. The Transport Ministry said, “All public bus and ferry transportation services, inclusive of the Central Terminal bus ticket office... Read more of this article

Premier Extends Apology To BTUC Leadership

Premier Extends Apology To BTUC Leadership

[Updated] Acknowledging the delayed start of this afternoon’s joint Government/Union meeting, Premier Michael Dunkley this evening [Jan 26] extended an apology to the leadership of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC]. Earlier today, BPSU President Jason Hayward said, “Government was supposed to meet us at 3pm, they asked for an extension to... Read more of this article

BTUC Calls Another Meeting For 9am Tomorrow

BTUC Calls Another Meeting For 9am Tomorrow

[Updated with video] Following today’s gathering by members of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC], all public service employees are being asked report to the BIU at 9.00am tomorrow morning [Jan 27]. Speaking to Bernews this evening, BPSU President Jason Hayward said,”Unfortunately we have to inform the members of public service that... Read more of this article