Woods: Union will avert strike vote if Atlantis keeps word

Hotel union set to meet resort’s management today   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) President Darrin Woods said yesterday that if Atlantis honours its decision to discontinue a new disciplinary regime for unionized employees and comes to the table to negotiate a new shift system for housekeepers, the bargaining […]

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BPSU president alleges General Post Office “shredding” mail

Three months’ worth of mail allegedly shredded   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As preparations are underway to relocate, the General Post Office on East Hill Street has allegedly engaged in a mass shredding exercise of mail, according to President of the Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) Kimsley Ferguson. “I would have received information [from] my sources […]

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Hotel union to take strike vote on Dec 18

Pinder: Atlantis has agreed to suspend disciplinary system   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) has filed an application with the Department of Labour to take a strike vote on December 18, over a recently imposed 12-point disciplinary system and a shift system that impacts housekeepers at the Atlantis […]

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Doctors finally return to work

CPSA reaches tentative agreement “in principle” with govt.   NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Having arrived at a tentative agreement “in principle” with the government and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), senior physicians who ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days will return to work in their full capacity today. “An […]

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PHA pleased doctors returned to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After senior physicians agreed to return to work today, having ceased elective services in the public healthcare sector for the past 10 days, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) said they were pleased that members of the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) had resumed their full duties. “On Wednesday, the PHA and CPSA […]

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Wilson: CH Reeves teachers to go forward with strike vote

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After their cries for better working conditions continue to fall on deaf ears, teachers at the C.H. Reeves Junior High School are expected to take a strike vote as early as today, according to recently reinstated president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) Belinda Wilson. Wilson, who was a special guest […]

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PHA: New shift system the only unresolved matter with BNU

Dec. 10  implementation for new shift system deferred   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just one day after nurses throughout The Bahamas voted in favour of a strike, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) on Wednesday did not respond to the pending move, but refuted statements by the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) which specified that “other disputes” apart […]

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Saxons win over unions’ woes

PM says he’s more worried about outcome of Junkanoo than mass strike   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis indicated yesterday that he has no concerns about the umbrella unions and their affiliates orchestrating a mass strike and said he is more worried about the Shell Saxons Superstars winning the Boxing Day Junkanoo […]

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Newbold: PM’s Saxons remark made in “light humour”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ statement that he was more concerned about the outcome of the Boxing Day Junkanoo parade than the looming threat of mass industrial action was made in a “moment of light humour” and was not intended to diminish the seriousness of […]

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Doctors “quietly” providing care despite withdrawal

Senior physicians continue action for eighth day   Although senior physicians have ceased all elective services in the public healthcare system for more than a week over failed salary negotiations with the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), some doctors have been “quietly going in and taking care of patients”, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said […]

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Union heads: PM meeting was simply a “courtesy call”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Union heads who were hoping that their meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on Monday would garner results, left feeling as if their cries continue to fall on deaf ears, some heads claiming that the meeting was nothing more than a “courtesy call”. Last week, Minister of Labor Dion Foulkes said […]

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