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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

Teachers Union On Decertification Legislation

Teachers Union On Decertification Legislation

“The BUT will stand firm with our unionized brothers and sisters in opposition to this proposed model of decertification,” the Bermuda Union of Teachers said. A spokesperson said, “The BUT is fully supportive of our sister unions in opposition to the recent passing of legislation designed to allow for the decertification of unions in workplaces.... Read more of this article

BTUC ‘Stands In Solidarity’ With BPSU & BIU

BTUC ‘Stands In Solidarity’ With BPSU & BIU

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress “stands in solidarity” with the concerns raised by the BIU and BPSU about the Government’s recently tabled Trade Union and Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2020, the organisation said. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] would like to echo the sentiments of both the Bermuda... 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

Bermuda Entertainment Union AGM Postponed

Bermuda Entertainment Union AGM Postponed

The Bermuda Entertainment Union has postponed its AGM until further notice “due to the recent increase in positive cases of Covid-19.” A spokesperson said, “On Monday, December 7, 2020, the BEU Executive and Trustees unanimously voted to postpone their AGM until further notice due to the recent increase in positive cases of Covid-19. “Individuals... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President On Dock Workers Matter

Video: BIU President On Dock Workers Matter

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference today [Nov 26], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 38-minute replay is below Related StoriesVideo: BIU President Press Conference BIU President... Read more of this article

Docks: Industrial Dispute Referred To Tribunal

Docks: Industrial Dispute Referred To Tribunal

[Updated with video] The industrial dispute between Stevedoring Services and the BIU remains “at an impasse with no further progress being made,” so the Minister of Labour has referred the dispute to the Labour Disputes Tribunal. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry, including the Labour Relations Section, has been engaged... 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: BUT Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

Video: BUT Celebrating World Teachers’ Day

The Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] is taking part in Education International’s 24 hour virtual celebration “highlighting teachers around the world to commemorate World Teachers’ Day 2020.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Union of Teachers is proud to share our address to Education International, who will be hosting a 24 hour... Read more of this article

Photo Set III: 2020 Labour Day Celebrations

Photo Set III: 2020 Labour Day Celebrations

The annual Labour Day celebrations were held yesterday [Sept 7] with people gathering on Union Square to hear speeches from Union Leaders and Government leaders, before marching through Hamilton. You can view a 2-hour video replay of yesterday’s event here, and our first two sets of photo galleries plus all our coverage of this year, and past years,... 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