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 […]

Union claims Morton Salt Bahamas is “union busting”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While wage negotiations with the Inagua-based Morton Salt Company and the union representing workers remain at an impasse, the union expressed fresh concerns on Monday, alleging that the company is not only engaging in ‘union busting’ tactics, but has also breached its industrial agreement. “Over the weekend, March 16 and 17, 2019, the […]

Grand Lucayan managers reject VSEP offer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Managers of the now state-owned Grand Lucayan Resort have rejected the voluntary separation packages (VSEP) offer from Lucayan Renewal Holding, the special purpose vehicle created to represent the government in the sale of the property. The matter was heard before the Industrial Tribunal in Grand Bahama on Monday, and according to Trade […]