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Column: BIU’s ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Leadership

Column: BIU’s ‘Out-Of-The-Box’ Leadership

[Written by Glenn Fubler] In September, the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association penned a letter encouraging all residents to seriously consider getting vaccinated for Covid, upon the advice of their physician. 104 doctors signed-off in support, within a fortnight. Now, almost 100 additional ‘Health Professionals’ have confirmed their concurrence... Read more of this article

BIU: Listen To Doctor, Not Social Media Quacks

BIU: Listen To Doctor, Not Social Media Quacks

The BIU Executive has sent a letter to their members encouraging them to please “seriously consider getting vaccinated,” have the “conversation with your family doctor” and to “stop listening to the social media quacks.” The letter sent to their members said, “The BIU Executive Board is sending this message... Read more of this article

BPSU Celebrates ‘World Day For Decent Work’

BPSU Celebrates ‘World Day For Decent Work’

In celebration of the World Day for Decent Work, the Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] is “calling upon the ILO to designate occupational safety and health as a fundamental right.” A spokesperson said, “Today, the Bermuda Public Services Union and unions across the globe join UNI Global Union in celebrating World Day for Decent... Read more of this article

‘We Need Buses & Ferries Back In Operation’

‘We Need Buses & Ferries Back In Operation’

“The OBA encourages both government and union leaders to show Bermuda that they serve the interests of everyone,” OBA MP Scott Pearman said, adding that “we need buses and ferries back in operation now.” Mr Pearman– the Shadow Minister for Legal Affairs and Transport – said, “We urgently need to resolve the... Read more of this article

Video: BIU Bus Division Press Conference

Video: BIU Bus Division Press Conference

The Bus Division of the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] is holding a press conference this morning [Sept 27], and the live video is below. This comes as the bus service remains suspended, as it has been since September 17th. Last week the BIU sent a letter [PDF] to management stating, “Employers have an obligation to take all reasonable care in... Read more of this article

Video: BIU Bus Division And Marine & Ports

Video: BIU Bus Division And Marine & Ports

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] Bus Division and Marine & Ports Division are holding a press conference this afternoon [Sept 22], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. The island’s public transportation service is currently suspended, with the ferry service having been suspended since... Read more of this article

BPSU Thanks Bermuda’s Healthcare Workers

BPSU Thanks Bermuda’s Healthcare Workers

The BPSU has thanked all the frontline workers, and asked the community to “rally around our healthcare workers and offer support wherever they can.” BPSU General Secretary Kevin Grant said, “It was recently announced that the KEMH has moved to “Disaster Alert Level 4” due to the high number of Covid-19 patients. “This is... Read more of this article

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

BPSU On Standard Premium Rate Increase

“The Government is faced with many challenges due to the pandemic and are forced to make some very difficult decisions as a result,” the BPSU said, adding that “this, however, does not negate the requirement for proper consultation with community stakeholders.” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said,... Read more of this article

‘Reflect On Sacrifices Made By Our Forefathers’

‘Reflect On Sacrifices Made By Our Forefathers’

“We encourage everyone to celebrate Labour Day this year by taking the time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our forefathers to establish the rights, protections, and benefits that we are afforded today,” Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] President Armell Thomas said. Mr Thomas said, “It is important now more than ever to celebrate... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Press Conference

Video: BIU President Press Conference

Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this afternoon [Sept 3], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. This follow after the Union held a two day protest last week and announced that they will hold a weekly protest starting the week of September 13 which... Read more of this article

OBA Leader On Dispute Between Govt & BIU

OBA Leader On Dispute Between Govt & BIU

The Bermuda public have “been drawn into a fight through the disruption of services for an issue which is not related to labour, but one which is purely legislative,” Opposition Leader Cole Simons said, adding that “unfortunately, this issue has devolved to become a political matter.” Mr. Simons said, “The dispute between... Read more of this article

BIU To Hold Weekly Protests Starting Sept 13

BIU To Hold Weekly Protests Starting Sept 13

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] said that a “weekly protest will take effect as of the week of September 13″ and “the protest will continue until the Government comes back to the table in good faith to engage in dialogue to reach a fair resolution of this matter.”A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU]... Read more of this article

Photos: Second Day Of BIU Protest March

Photos: Second Day Of BIU Protest March

Members of the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] as well as some other supporters gathered again today [Aug 31] to protest an aspect contained in the Trade Union & Labour Relations [Consolidation] Act 2021. The BIU called for their non-essential members to gather for two days in protest of the latest legislation, which the Government has said they... Read more of this article