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Services Impacted Due To Industrial Action

Services Impacted Due To Industrial Action

The buses and ferries are not operating today [Aug 30] due to the industrial action, the Government has confirmed. A Government spokesperson said, “As a note here are some of the public services that were impacted due to today’s industrial action.No buses No ferries Parks maintenance – no landscaping of parks and beaches; no trash collection... Read more of this article

PLP Chairperson Statement On Union Matter

PLP Chairperson Statement On Union Matter

“We are a Labour Party and we have not turned our backs on the Unions,” PLP Chairperson Dawn Simmons said, adding that in ”this instance, however, the BIU and the Government do not agree.” Ms Simmons said, “The Progressive Labour Party [PLP] supports the Government’s position on decertification as outlined in the... Read more of this article

Acting Premier On Planned Work Stoppage

Acting Premier On Planned Work Stoppage

“The next two days will hurt those who can least afford it,” said Acting Premier Walter Roban on the eve of a planned two day work stoppage by some members of the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU]. “Families will be under more pressure, working women and men will have added stress and businesses will be faced with even more uncertainty. All of... Read more of this article

BIU Timeline On Government Legislation

BIU Timeline On Government Legislation

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] has released one page document — with the header “A brief history of how Government has used the law in an attempt to cripple the union and restrict the rights of union workers” — showing a timeline of legislation and their comments on the impact. This comes as the BIU has called for a two day... Read more of this article

Govt: ‘Work Stoppage Or Strike Is Unlawful’

Govt: ‘Work Stoppage Or Strike Is Unlawful’

“As there is no labour dispute any action taken, including any proposed work stoppage or strike is unlawful,” the Government said today. This statement follows the Bermuda Industrial Union’s [BIU] press conference today where the President reiterated his call for members to gather at Union Square on Monday and Tuesday, which in effect,... Read more of this article

Video: BIU Call For Members To Meet On Monday

Video: BIU Call For Members To Meet On Monday

[Updated with PDF] The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this morning [Aug 27], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. As it stands now, the BIU has called for a 2 day shutdown starting on Monday, August 30th if the Government does not amend the legislation... Read more of this article

‘Not Encouraging Our Members To Participate’

‘Not Encouraging Our Members To Participate’

The Bermuda Public Services Union [BPSU] “will not be encouraging our members to participate” in the “proposed 2-day shutdown on August 30th and 31st,” they confirmed today.BPSU President Armell Thomas said, “This communique is to provide clarity on the Bermuda Public Services Union on the issue regarding the proposed... Read more of this article

Minister: No Intention To Amend The Legislation

Minister: No Intention To Amend The Legislation

The Government “continues to operate through the principles of reasonableness and fairness, taking into account the interest of all workers” and “has no intention to amend the legislation,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said today. The legislation has been criticized by the BIU, with BIU President Chris Furbert sending the... Read more of this article

Premier David Burt Responds To BIU President

Premier David Burt Responds To BIU President

“The right of working people to withdraw their Labour as a means by which to demonstrate the seriousness of any issue is unassailable,” Premier David Burt said in a letter to the BIU President adding that in his view “this is not one of those issues. ” In the letter to the BIU President, Premier David Burt said, “I have received... Read more of this article

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

Video: BIU President Holds Press Conference

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this afternoon [Aug 23], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. This follows after the Government confirmed they received an “ultimatum letter” from the BIU President which said that if the Government ”refuses... Read more of this article

Bermuda Credit Union Partners With CUNA

Bermuda Credit Union Partners With CUNA

The Bermuda Credit Union Co-op Society announced its partnership with CUNA Caribbean Insurance Society Limited, with the partnership allowing “members of the Bermuda Credit Union to have access to the CCISL flagship product- the Family Indemnity Plan.” A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Credit Union Co-op Society has recently announced... Read more of this article

“Call For A General Strike Is Most Unfortunate”

“Call For A General Strike Is Most Unfortunate”

The Government confirmed they received an “ultimatum letter” from the BIU President which said that if the Government ”refuses to make the necessary amendments” to the legislation they will be “calling on its membership for a two day shutdown” which will take effect August 30. A Government spokesperson stated: “The... Read more of this article

Video: BIU Press Conference On Bus Situation

Video: BIU Press Conference On Bus Situation

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] President Chris Furbert is holding a press conference this morning [Aug 20] regarding the bus service. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 20-minute replay is below Related StoriesVideo: BIU... Read more of this article