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BEU Extend Condolences To Caisey Family

BEU Extend Condolences To Caisey Family

The Bermuda Entertainment Union [BEU] has extended their condolences to the family of the late Gilbert Charles William ‘Bill’ Caisey. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Entertainment Union [BEU] wish to extend our sincere and deepest condolences to the Family of our dear Bro. Gilbert Charles William ‘Bill’ Caisey. “Bro. ‘Bill’... Read more of this article

BIU On Trucks, Trash, Worker Concerns & More

BIU On Trucks, Trash, Worker Concerns & More

15 to 20 trucks are needed to collect the trash “yet they continue to work with about 6 to 8 trucks” and the “public continue to place things in the trash that they know should not be placed in the trash” such as paint, medical waste, and dog waste, are two of the concerns that Sanitation Workers have. This was explained by... Read more of this article

BEU Holds Executive Committee Election

BEU Holds Executive Committee Election

The Bermuda Entertainment Union held the election of their new Executive Committee on Sunday, July 11th. A spokesperson said, “On Sunday, July 11, 2021, the Bermuda Entertainment Union [BEU] held their Nominations and the Election of their New Executive Committee. “The Trustees of the Bermuda Entertainment Union are pleased to announce the... Read more of this article

BIU President Chris Furbert On SAL Dispute

BIU President Chris Furbert On SAL Dispute

The parties involved in the SAL issue “remain at an impasse on one outstanding issue which they agreed the Labour Relations Section should refer to the Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal for resolution,” BIU President Chris Furbert said. Mr Furbert said, “On Monday July 5th 2021 the Management of SAL trading limited, the Executives... Read more of this article

BIU & BHB Sign Three Year Agreement

BIU & BHB Sign Three Year Agreement

The Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] today announced the “completion of negotiations and signing of the three year collective bargaining agreement on behalf of all BIU staff at KEMH and MWI.” “The agreement will last up to October 2021,” a statement said. “To officially complete the process,... 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

Video: BNV Interview With Three Teachers

Video: BNV Interview With Three Teachers

Middle school teacher Shannon Davis, mentor teacher/primary school teacher Camille Edness and preschool teacher Tyra Simmons — who are all members of the Bermuda Union of Teachers [BUT] – are joining Bernews this evening [June 28] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. The live video has concluded and the one hour... Read more of this article

BIU Urge Govt & BHA To ‘Rethink Their Decision’

BIU Urge Govt & BHA To ‘Rethink Their Decision’

[Updated] “We encourage the Government and BHA to rethink their decision to mandate supervised quarantine and testing that treats unvaccinated people differently,” BIU President Chris Furbert said, adding that “we cannot violate a basic human right – freedom of choice.” Bermuda Industrial Union President Chris Furbert said,... Read more of this article

Bus And Ferry Interruptions Are Anticipated

Bus And Ferry Interruptions Are Anticipated

“It is anticipated that the regular bus and ferry schedule will experience some interruptions” due to the current Work to Rule by the BIU, the Ministry said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Transport would like to advise the public that as a result of the current Work to Rule by the Bermuda Industrial Union,... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

Bermuda Industrial Union members have started a ‘Work to Rule’ and will not work overtime for one week, BIU President Chris Furbert confirmed at a press conference today [June 11], with the Union President explaining his member’s position as far as decertification. The full video of the press conference is below: Related... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With BIU President Chris Furbert

Video: BNV With BIU President Chris Furbert

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert is joining Bernews this afternoon [June 2] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series. Related StoriesVideo: BNV Interview With Three Teachers Video: BNV Discussion With Gina Spence Video: BNV With LaKiesha-Marie Wolffe Video: Interview With Laurie Shiell... Read more of this article

Minister: Trade Union & Labour Relations Act 2021

Minister: Trade Union & Labour Relations Act 2021

“The Trade Union and Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2021 is undoubtedly a significant advancement for the rights of workers and significantly strengthens the rights of Unions in the workplace.” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said. Minister Hayward said, “The Act also adds several new provisions which will optimise and improve labour... 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