Sandals execs in breach of Act says labour director

Executives of the Sandals Resort are in breach of the Industrial Relations Act for failing to recognize the union as its bargaining agent according to Labour Director John Pinder. The Bahamas Hotel Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (BHMAWU), which falls under the Trade Union Congress, has since 2009 been seeking to negotiate an industrial agreement. […]

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“Social Services an embarrassment,” says judge

Social service worker chastised for ‘unlawfully’ removing children The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) plans to call for legislation to protect social service workers after an employee of the Social Services department was detained for contempt of court. Social Services worker Ellise Seymour, attached to the Child Welfare Protection Unit (CWPU), was taken into custody […]

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Physicians strike may be imminent

TUC President urges govt. to meet soon to avoid disruption of healthcare services A strike involving physicians at state-run health care facilities may be imminent, Eyewitness News understands. This latest move comes after 96 per cent of doctors who participated in last Friday’s strike poll voted in favour of withdrawing their services. President of the […]

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Teachers union execs suspended

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson has been suspended again according to official documents received by Eyewitness News Wednesday. Wilson, along with three other union executive committee members including Secretary General John Musgrove, Treasurer Lorraine Knowles and Trustee Mizpah Munroe have been suspended for two months each after it was discovered that the four allegedly paid […]

GB hotel union supports resolution

Five union representatives from the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama made their way to the capital Wednesday to witness the government’s tabling of the resolution for the purchase of the Grand Lucayan Resort. Union president Michelle Dorsett told Eyewitness News that employees who spent decades working for the property are anxious for the government’s […]

Unions join fight against govt.

Union Leaders have joined forces to demand resolutions to a number of outstanding  challenges plaguing the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH). Union Leaders for Water and Sewage Corporation (W&SC) , Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and the Straw Market among others, all arm in arm supporting on some immediate action over the  pending issues plaguing physicians. According […]

BPL union “ready for war” over foreign labour

President of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) Paul Maynard said yesterday that he is prepared to wage war on executives of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Company for the alleged hiring of foreign workers. According to Maynard, BPL signed an agreement with Burmeister and Wain Scandinavian Contractor Company for foreign labour, as the company […]

Schools not ready an age old problem, union leader says

As the start of the Fall semester of the 2018/2019 school year quickly approaches, government officials are advising that not all schools will be ready as previously announced – a revelation that Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson charges is nothing new. While appearing on Beyond The Headlines (BTH) with Clint Watson,  she […]

BPL union chief to CEO: apologize to staff

Trouble persists for Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) following the removal and subsequent replacement of its board of directors last week, as the union representing line staff at the power company has accused the chief executive officer (CEO) of mistreatment of his members. He is seeking an apology from the senior executive. President of the Bahamas Electrical […]

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