Undelivered ballots throws wrench in nurses union strike action plan

Labour Minister Senator Dion Foulkes confirmed Thursday that the strike vote poll taken by members of the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) on June 7 has been declared null and void. In a statement released yesterday afternoon, both the Department of Labour and the nurses union agreed that no ballots were not delivered to Inagua, Mayaguana, […]

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New shifts for nurses to begin September 3

Four days on, four days off is over  The Ministry of Health announced late Thursday afternoon that the shift system, which the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) roundly rejected in recent weeks, will come into effect September 3. A memo issued to all hospital administrators gave directives that the comprehensive shift system for the entire nursing complement is forthcoming. Nurses, […]

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Nurses stage protest, close to strike

Members ready to leave the country for better opportunities if needs are not met Nearly a dozen executives of The Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) staged a protest in front of Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Wednesday, as the union demanded more benefits for nurses, a better working environment and industrial goodwill. The BNU also accused Health Minister Dr. Duane […]

Shanty town demolition still on, says Bethel

The government will not budge on its decision to have shanty towns demolished as of August 10, the Attorney General (AG) said. Come what may, AG Senator Carl Bethel said, the government will fix the problem, which he said has been long over due. Rights Bahamas – the organization representing shanty town residents – has been fighting the government […]

Union unrest over WS&C firings

Irate members of the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) protested outside of Water and Sewerage Corporation (W&SC) headquarters yesterday, demanding that three employees who were terminated on Wednesday, be reinstated. The three men in question, were charged with stealing a fire hydrant, however, those charges have since been dropped. Union President Dwayne […]

White Paper on aragonite to be presented to Cabinet soon

A White Paper on the value of aragonite in the country will be presented to Cabinet for approval soon, according to Environmental Minister Romauld Ferriera. The minister told reporters Tuesday that the paper will provide an open dialogue for decision making regarding the natural resource moving forward. Labour Director John Pinder told Eyewitness News he fully supports the government’s decision […]

BPL VSEPs approved, final head count still pending

Voluntary separation package (VSEP) applications submitted by employees of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) have been approved, according to executives of the union representing line staff. Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard said that employees whose applications were accepted will be released from the company this coming Friday. Agreements, however, are subject to certain conditions […]