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Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

The Ministry of Labour said they wish to “remind employers of their responsibilities toward employees as enshrined in the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act and the Work Permit Policy.” A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry is fully cognizant of the financial challenges facing many employers. However, it must be noted that... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Burch Highlights Summer Interns

Video: Minister Burch Highlights Summer Interns

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch highlighted summer interns working with the Ministry including  Hezekiah Rampersad, Marcal Wilkinson, Sekai Wainwright-Basden and Ayana Bean, with Ms Bean becoming the first female Power Engineering Trainee to enter the Government Program since its inception. Speaking at a press conference today, Minister... Read more of this article

Employment Initiative Offers 12 Full Time Jobs

Employment Initiative Offers 12 Full Time Jobs

Through a collaboration with Pro-Tone Cleaning Services and Bermuda Cleaning, 12 Bermudians will have the opportunity to secure full-time employment over the next six months, the Ministry announced today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Labour is pleased to announce that through a collaboration with Pro-Tone Cleaning Services... Read more of this article

Column: Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door

Column: Opportunity Knocks, Answer The Door

[Opinion column written by OBA Senate Leader Marcus Jones] We have recently witnessed the departure of scores of expatriate workers returning to their homeland. More than 60 Portuguese nationals quit the Island in a special repatriation flight, some having lost their jobs. Reports suggest many more are waiting to go. With the invasion of Covid-19, we... Read more of this article

Column: Cole Simons Helping Young People

Column: Cole Simons Helping Young People

[Column written by Shadow Education and Economic Development Minister Cole Simons] Let’s support our young people, by helping them get back to work. As you all can agree, the Covid 19 pandemic has really taken its toll on Bermuda’s youth unemployment. If you look at Bermuda’s 2018 workforce development survey, you will find that the unemployment... Read more of this article

Craig Cannonier On Refusal Of Work Permits

Craig Cannonier On Refusal Of Work Permits

[Updated] “We have to be sensible and not put Bermudian businesses and Bermudian jobs at risk,” OBA Leader Craig Cannonier said in reference to the Government’s refusal of work permits. Mr Cannonier said, “The Government today [July 3] admitted it had refused work permits without knowing if qualified Bermudians were available... Read more of this article

Minister Releases Labour Force Survey Report

Minister Releases Labour Force Survey Report

Minister for the Cabinet Office Wayne Furbert released the November 2019 Labour Force Survey Report from the Department of Statistics “The Report contains selected economic activity indicators from November 2018 to November 2019. The public is advised to read pages one through eight prior to reviewing the data,” a spokesperson said. “Highlights... Read more of this article

Employment Impact Of Covid-19 In Bermuda

Employment Impact Of Covid-19 In Bermuda

Total Research Associates Limited [TRA] recently conducted a pulse survey to determine the employment impact of Covid-19 in Bermuda, saying that approximately four in ten have experienced a reduction in their number of work hours, one-third have seen a reduction to their salary or pay and one-quarter of islanders [excluding those who are retired] have... Read more of this article

Snelling & Horseman On Employment Rights

Snelling & Horseman On Employment Rights

[Written by lawyers Juliana Snelling and Richard Horseman] Whilst Mr. Sanderson’s Bernews article no doubt is well-intentioned to provide free legal advice to the public, we take issue with some of the advice contained in his article with which we do not agree and therefore alert the public of our legal views: We take issues with the following statements:Employers... Read more of this article

BPSU: Together We Work Through This Crisis

BPSU: Together We Work Through This Crisis

“The BPSU is actively monitoring this rapidly changing situation,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said, adding that “if we remain united with the best interest of Bermuda’s health and socio-economic future in mind and action the ILO’s recommendations, I have no doubt that we will weather this storm.” Mr. Thomas said, “The... Read more of this article

Minister: Labour/Employment Concerns

Minister: Labour/Employment Concerns

The Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sports Lovitta Foggo advised that the Ministry has “fielded a number of concerns from employers, workers and residents regarding layoffs, temporary work stoppages and pay deductions as a direct result of Covid-19.” Minister Foggo said, “The Government of Bermuda understands the financial... Read more of this article

Proposed Unemployment Benefit For 3 Months

Proposed Unemployment Benefit For 3 Months

The Government is working to provide an unemployment benefit for individuals who are out of work due to the economic impact of Covid-19, Minister Lovitta Foggo said, adding that the “proposed period for this unemployment benefit is three months, after which workers may apply for financial assistance.” A Government spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Apply For A BHB Job From Your Mobile Phone

Apply For A BHB Job From Your Mobile Phone

The Bermuda Hospitals Board said they have upgraded their job application software which “makes applying for a BHB position easy even from your mobile phone.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has upgraded its job application software. The move makes applying for a BHB position easy even from your mobile phone. “All... Read more of this article