BCPOU president seeks answers to reports of possible layoffs at BTC

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just days before the Labour Day holiday, Dino Rolle, president of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU), led a protest outside of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) headquarters, expressing fears that contracted workers will soon be made redundant.  And at last Friday’s Labour Day parade, Rolle expressed fresh concerns, claiming […]

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Hotel Union vote in favor of strike

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Unofficial results tallied from yesterday’s strike poll taken by members of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) will give hoteliers the green light to take industrial action on hotel properties across New Providence, according to Darrin Woods, BHCAWU President. Two hours after polls closed on Thursday evening, Woods confirmed […]

Ferguson: Legislation must be put in place to protect workers if Bahamas accedes to WTO

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Amid fears over the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by year’s end, President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley Ferguson, on Wednesday called on the government to ensure that legislation is put in place to protect the livelihood of Bahamians as workers are often slighted and overlooked. His […]

Govt & BUT begin negotiations

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Contentious issues between the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Ministry of Education appears to be making positive headway, according to education minister Jeffery Lloyd. Lloyd told media outside Cabinet yesterday, that his ministry has begun negotiations with the teacher’s union and expects that both sides will be able to remedy […]

Maynard on Wartsila deal: PM has assured Bahamian workers will be trained

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard said Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has assured that Bahamian workers will be trained to maintain the generation units that are being purchased through the Wartsila agreement. “I have been given assurances that Bahamians will be trained and operating the plant,” Maynard told Eyewitness […]

Police to sweep WSC for hidden cameras

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In response to the union’s concerns about reports of hidden cameras and other listening devices strategically placed around the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), executive management has agreed for authorities to visit the facility to sweep for hidden wireless devices, according to Director of Labour John Pinder. Pinder met with WSC Executive […]