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 […]

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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 […]

BUSAWU members lead work-to-rule demonstration

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Members of the Bahamas Utilities Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU), representing workers at the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), led a work to rule demonstration on Tuesday to air their concerns, mainly claiming that administration at the Corporation was abusing their power. BUSAWU President Dwayne Woods told media outside the Corporation’s […]

Union wants police to sweep WSC offices for illegal listening devices

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Water and Sewerage Management Union (WSMU) on Thursday compelled the Corporation to have the Royal Bahamas Police Force sweep WSC offices in New Providence, Abaco and Eleuthera for listening devices. A statement released yesterday from Ednel Rolle, the union’s president, outlined that the move comes after complaints have reached the union […]

NTC chairman: Higher minimum wage must come with increased productivity

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – There is a possibility that the minimum wage, which is a mere $210, can increase according to National Tripartite Council (NTC) Chairman Robert Farquharson. In keeping with the government’s mandate to transform the industrial relations environment of the nation, the NTC, along with other industry partners on Thursday launched a public relations […]

Ferguson: BPSU will act as “watchdog” as govt. releases civil servants nearing retirement

FI Administrator is latest person asked to ‘hand over duties’   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU), Kimsley Ferguson said yesterday that the union will act as a “watchdog” as government seems to be engaged in a purging process of those civil servants who are nearing retirement age or those […]