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Elements Welcome, However Long Term Needed

Elements Welcome, However Long Term Needed

“While elements of this relief package are welcomed, this initiative will only provide temporary, short-term relief,” the BPSU President said, adding that “the BPSU continues to strongly advocate for a more pragmatic, long-term approach to economic recovery.” This follows after the Premier announced a $15 million economic relief... Read more of this article

Molly Burgess Congratulated For 51 Years

Molly Burgess Congratulated For 51 Years

The Ministry of Economy and Labour congratulated Molly Burgess for her 51 years of full-time service to the Bermuda Industrial Union. Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward tweeted the photo below and said, “The Ministry of Economy and Labour would like to extend congratulations to Sis. Molly Burgess for 51 years of full-time service to... Read more of this article

BIU & PLP: ‘Continuing To Work Together’

BIU & PLP: ‘Continuing To Work Together’

After holding a meeting over “concerns shared by the PLP and BIU over differing opinions regarding legislation”, the PLP and BIU “committed to continuing to work together on behalf of Bermuda’s workers.” Joint Statement This is according to a joint statement from the two organisations which said, “In January, the BIU submitted... Read more of this article

Government Meets With Union Representatives

Government Meets With Union Representatives

Premier David Burt and the Minister of Economy & Labour Jason Hayward recently met with the President of the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] Chris Furbert, General Secretary Helena “Molly” Burgess and First Vice President Eugene Ball. Speaking about the meeting, which was held on Friday, May 13th, a Government spokesperson said, “The meeting... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BTUC Holds Solidarity March

Photos & Video: BTUC Holds Solidarity March

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] held a Solidarity March on Friday [April 29] to celebrate International Workers Day. The march to the Cabinet Office on Front Street followed after a press conference held earlier in the morning. Related Stories Video & Photo Set II: Labour Day Banquet Photos/Videos: BUT Celebrate 100th Anniversary Photos... Read more of this article

Videos: BTUC Hold Press Conference

Videos: BTUC Hold Press Conference

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is holding a press conference this morning [April 29], 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 16-minute replay is below Update: We should have another live video of the march soon Update: The live broadcast has... Read more of this article

Elizabeth Kawaley Celebrates 100th Birthday

Elizabeth Kawaley Celebrates 100th Birthday

[Written by Glenn Fubler] Born on April 23, 1922, Elizabeth Musson Kawaley observed her 100th birthday this past Saturday, with her immediate family. This, after being released from KEMH on the Friday – following major surgery for a hip fracture. Of course, her family was betwixt and between themselves last week, given their mother’s health challenge... Read more of this article

Notice Of Declaration Of Labour Dispute

Notice Of Declaration Of Labour Dispute

A “labour dispute exists between the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service and the Bermuda Fire Service Association” and it has been referred to the  Employment and Labour Relations Tribunal. This is according to an official notice - dated April 14, 2022 and signed by Acting Minister of Economy and Labour Kim Wilson –  which said, “Pursuant... Read more of this article

BPSU On 2022 International Women’s Day

BPSU On 2022 International Women’s Day

[Written by BPSU Assistant General Secretary Lloyquita Symonds] International Women’s Day is celebrated annually around the globe on March 8th. It is a day marked to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day is also used for a “call to action” for progressing gender parity. The theme for this year is... Read more of this article

BIU Support Govt Guarantee For Fairmont Hotel

BIU Support Govt Guarantee For Fairmont Hotel

Citing the “significant value of this hotel to our economy,” BIU President Chris Furbert said that the Union would support a Government guarantee for the Fairmont Southampton, noting that the hotel will provide over 700 jobs, decrease the number of Bermudians that are unemployed and “provide a much-needed boost to our economy.” Noting... Read more of this article

Teachers Union Statement: No Confidence Vote

Teachers Union Statement: No Confidence Vote

The Bermuda Union of Teachers confirmed that the Union passed a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the Commissioner of Education, the Permanent Secretary of Education, and the Minister of Education, with the motion passed with a majority of 72% of the members present in the meeting. “This vote is a direct reflection of many months of disrespect,... Read more of this article

DPT Staff Express Concerns About Director

DPT Staff Express Concerns About Director

BIU members of the Department of Public Transportation [DPT] noted that they have filed two ‘Votes of No Confidence’ in the DPT Director, and said that while “Government is celebrating the arrival of the new buses,” they “have never seen the morale so low” and “would even go further by saying that DPT is in... Read more of this article

Trade Union Congress Elects New Executive

Trade Union Congress Elects New Executive

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] recently elected a new Executive, with Nishanthi Bailey elected President, Timothy Seon and Nakia Pearson elected First and Second Vice President, respectively, Kevin Grant elected General Secretary, Renee Jones elected Treasurer, and Dante Cooper elected Assistant General Secretary/Assistant Treasurer. A spokesperson... Read more of this article