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Govt, BPSU, BIU, & BUT Reach Agreement

Govt, BPSU, BIU, & BUT Reach Agreement

“Government has reached an agreement with some of its union partners on a package of austerity measures aimed at greatly assisting in reducing its short-term expenditure,” the Government announced this evening. ““The deficit for 2020/21 is estimated to be in the range of $300 – $325 million and the austerity measures programme... Read more of this article

BPSU President On Minister Burch’s Comments

BPSU President On Minister Burch’s Comments

[Updated] “To make wide-sweeping generalized allegations against “Black women employed with the Ministry and Department of Health” are not only extremely offensive, denigrating and professionally damaging but may also be in breach of the Human Rights Act 1981,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said. Mr Thomas said, “As the President... Read more of this article

BIU Special Meeting For All Government Workers

BIU Special Meeting For All Government Workers

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] will hold a Special Meeting for all government workers regarding the “BTUC negotiations with the Bermuda Government.” The meeting is for BIU members only and will be held at Fairmont Southampton on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday June 30. Related StoriesESTU Set To Celebrate Its 50th... 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: BIU President Furbert Press Conference

Video: BIU President Furbert Press Conference

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert held a press conference this afternoon [June 3]. The press conference has just concluded and we will have additional information later on, and in the meantime the live video replay is below. The 33-minute live video replay is below: Related StoriesVideo: BIU President Says... Read more of this article

Video: Teachers Union Tribute To Dr. Hodgson

Video: Teachers Union Tribute To Dr. Hodgson

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] paid tribute to the late Dr. Eva Hodgson, saying they are ”extremely proud to count Dr. Hodgson as a past president,” adding that she ”will remain a giant amongst Bermudian freedom fighters of the past, and an inspiration for Bermudian freedom fighters to come.” A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Column: BTUC On International Workers’ Day

Column: BTUC On International Workers’ Day

[Written by President Bro. Donald Lottimore] While we are unable to celebrate International Workers’ Day like we have typically done in the past due to the pandemic, it is important that we take the time to recognise the contribution that Bermuda’s workers make. Special thanks are extended to our essential workers including those who are providing... Read more of this article

BPSU: Recognition Of International Workers Day

BPSU: Recognition Of International Workers Day

[Written by BPSU President Bro. Armell Thomas] On International Workers’ Day, workers have historically united across the globe to commemorate the struggles and gains made by workers and the labour movement. This year, in light of the devastating health and socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the recognition of International Workers’... Read more of this article

ILO’s World Day For Safety & Health At Work

ILO’s World Day For Safety & Health At Work

Around the world, April 28 is recognised as the International Labour Organisation [ILO]’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work. BPSU 1st Vice President, Sis Lalisha Simmons said, “Around the world, April 28 is recognised as the International Labour Organisation [ILO]’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work. “Historically, April 28 has been... Read more of this article

Column: BPSU President On Reducing Salaries

Column: BPSU President On Reducing Salaries

[Written by BPSU President Armell Thomas] I read with interest the former One Bermuda Alliance Finance Minister’s call for a cut of Public Officers’ salaries. While Bob Richards lobbies hard for the pay cuts of middle-class workers, one must not forget his previous propensity for utilizing taxpayers’ dollars for the benefit of rich, privately... Read more of this article

BPSU: ‘We Need Safe Workers To Save Lives’

BPSU: ‘We Need Safe Workers To Save Lives’

“Let us commit to be a part of the solution in the fight against Covid-19 and not one of the problems,” BPSU 2nd Vice President Linda Bogle Mienzer said, adding that “we need safe workers to save lives.” Ms Bogle Mienzer said, “Let’s pause and reflect on this World Health Day. This year’s World Health Day came... Read more of this article

‘Effectively Work Together During This Crisis’

‘Effectively Work Together During This Crisis’

“It appears that this work stoppage was the result of a breakdown in communications,” BPSU President Armell Thomas said in reference to the recent bus issue, adding that “to protect Bermuda’s future, the Government, Unions, employers and employees must actively and effectively work together during this crisis.” Mr. Thomas... Read more of this article