BUT to file trade dispute on behalf of C.V. teachers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) is expected to file a trade dispute on behalf of teachers at the C.V. Bethel Senior High School, after the union was denied access to the school’s premises to address a reported altercation that happened earlier this week between a teacher and students. “I went today […]

CV Bethel teachers sit out after alleged altercation

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Teachers at the C.V. Bethel Senior High School left their classrooms on Wednesday and opted not to teach, after the Ministry of Education reportedly failed to address an alleged altercation on the school’s campus that involved a student and teacher. Earlier this week, authorities were summoned to the C.V. Bethel campus after […]

Unionized Morton Salt employees considering strike action

Union still unhappy with company’s latest proposal   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union (BIMAWU), who represent unionized employees at the Inagua-based Morton Bahamas Salt Company, are hoping to use the strike certificate that they were issued last November by the Ministry of Labour. The move comes after Morton Bahamas […]

Still no decision on VSEPs for managers at the Grand Lucayan Resort

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  Despite ongoing negotiations, as of yesterday, there was still no forward movement on the payout of Voluntary Separation packages (VSEPs) for a  total of 90 managerial workers at the Our Lucaya Resort in Grand Bahama. “We do not have a settlement with the management union at this point and we hope to […]

Teacher allegedly attacked by student at CV Bethel

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Police were summoned to the C.V. Bethel Senior High School campus on Monday, after an argument between a male teacher and a male student escalated and allegedly turned violent, resulting in the teacher being rushed to hospital for medical attention. Belinda Wilson, President of The Bahamas Union of Teachers confirmed to Eyewitness […]

BPSU wants UB to address its many concerns

Employee alleges University refuses to sign NIB documents   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Public Services Union, Kimsley Ferguson, on Thursday expressed a number of concerns on behalf of his members who are employed at the University of The Bahamas – mainly that they are disenfranchised and forced to work in hazardous conditions. […]

UTEB “gravely concerned” about recent comments of UB president

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB), on Wednesday expressed that it is gravely concerned about recent statements made by University of  the Bahamas president, Dr. Rodney Smith, in which he blamed the submission of late grades by faculty as the reason for the long lines at the University’s registration […]

Sands says ‘effective’ dialogue between PHA and BNU should move things forward

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While the implementation of a new shift system for nurses has been placed on the back burner for now, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said while the issue is still unresolved, he believes that effective dialogue will move things forward. Last month, hundreds of nurses, unable to come to an agreement […]

PM asks cab drivers to ‘stand down’ until he returns from Belgium

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Members of The Bahamas Taxicab Union were asked on Monday to stand down on their treats to withdraw services and eventually strike until the prime minister returns from his trip to Brussels Belgium, according to Bahamas Taxicab Union president Wesley Ferguson. Last Friday, union members shut down services at the Lynden Pindlng […]

BUT mostly pleased, but still concerned about mold testing results

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers, Belinda Wilson, on Monday expressed that while she is mostly pleased with the efforts of the Ministry of Education to rectify the mold and rat infestation problem at the CH Reeves Junior High School, the union is still concerned about the results of a mold […]

GB bus drivers stage protest

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Former school bus drivers in Grand Bahama were up-in-arms on Monday morning, following alleged premature cancellations of their contracts which reportedly had another two-years before they were due to expire. The disgruntled drivers staged a protest and have called the contract cancellations a “political move,” according to Kevin Ferguson, former bus driver. […]

BUT relieved AF Adderley repairs finally completed

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  After a decade of ongoing repairs at the A.F. Adderley Junior High School, Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) president Belinda Wilson on Monday expressed relief that construction was finally completed and the school is now able to accommodate 766 students. Grade 7 students at AF Adderley were housed at Workers House on […]

Deprived of learning for weeks, CH Reeves students return to class today

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Having missed classes for two weeks before school officially closed for the Christmas break, students and teachers of the C.H. Reeves Junior High School are expected to return to classes today, Minister of Education Jeffery Lloyd confirmed on Sunday. The C.H. Reeves Junior High School on Robinson Road was plagued with mold […]

BPSU questions govt’s delay to relocate post office

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) has demanded that government make alternative arrangements for dozens of post office employees who have been forced to continue working at the condemned General Post Office building on East Hill Street. The demand comes after government’s decision to push back the date for relocation, once again. […]