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 […]

Bahamas Taxicab Union launches partnership with Global Ports Holding

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having been selected as the preferred bidder for the redevelopment of Nassau’s cruise port, Global Port Holdings first order of business was to formally meet with Executives of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union (BTCU),  the Prince George Wharf Taxi Association  and the Downtown Nassau Partnership in regards to the redevelopment of Prince […]

Cases of TB confirmed at two govt. schools

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed cases of tuberculosis at the AF Adderley and the Government High School in parliament on Wednesday; but with no official statement issued, President of The Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson said the announcement has sparked unnecessary outrage. “If you were to communicate with the […]

Maynard: BPL’s contract with Wartsila is “a joke”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard sounded off on Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) executives Tuesday, calling a new contract signed between the power generation company and Wärtsilä, “a joke.” The new agreement has commissioned Wärtsilä – a Finnish corporation which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment in […]

BCPOU head alleges BTC offering top jobs to foreigners

Leads protest outside JFK headquarters   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU), Dino Rolle, on Thursday alleged that the government has been offering top jobs at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) to foreigners, and the move is gravely impacting the morale of employees. Rolle described the employees’ most […]

Strike action imminent for Morton Salt Union

Union remains resolute   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The three employees who were suspended last week by the Morton Bahamas Salt Company in Inagua have returned to work, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU) Jennifer Brown confirmed Wednesday. In a letter, company officials indicated that the employees were suspended because they […]

New deal inked to operate city dump

Landfill will now be called, ‘New Providence Ecology Park’   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A contract to own, operate and remediate the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, often referred to as the city dump, was signed between Waste Resources Development Group and government on Thursday. The contract takes effect in 30 days. The new company takes over […]

BTC employees stage sickout; Union boss claims it was food poisoning

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Hundreds of Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) workers called in sick on Thursday, forcing the closure of 12 retail outlets nationwide. In an interview with Eyewitness News Online, Bahamas Communication and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) president Dino Rolle confirmed that around 90 per cent of BTC workers called in sick. However, he maintained […]

Morton Salt employees halt industrial action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Employees of the Morton Salt Company in Inagua have halted industrial action pending the outcome of three employees that were suspended last week. According to Jennifer Brown, president of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers & Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), meetings were expected to take place last evening to determine whether or not those employees […]

Wilson alleges teacher aides, expats being intimidated

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) President Belinda Wilson told Eyewitness News Online that there have been many complaints that teacher aides and expatriates within the public school system are not given the respect that they deserve. “It seems as though it’s a growing trend that teacher’s aides and expatriates are being threatened […]

Gibson: Woods gets $60,000 per year without ever coming to work

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Executive Chairman of the Water and Sewerage Corporation, Adrian Gibson, on Sunday sought to set the record straight on a number of claims levied last Friday by president of The Bahamas Utility Services and Allied Workers Union (BUSAWU) Dwayne Woods. At a press conference held last week, Woods said line staff at […]

Sybil Strachan Primary to reopen today following confirmed reports of scabies

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Following a scabies outbreak last week, teachers and students at the Sybil Strachan Primary School on Carmichael Road are expected to return to school today. Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands confirmed on Friday that there were between 18 and 23 confirmed cases of scabies at the school, and infected students are […]

Ferguson confident govt. will honor payouts to Lucayan managers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Obie Ferguson said while the voluntary separation packages (VSEP) for the managers at the Grand Lucayan Resort in Grand Bahama have not been finalized, he remains confident the government will honour its commitment to those who applied for payouts. Ferguson, the lead negotiator for the Bahamas Hotel […]