PHA: New shift system the only unresolved matter with BNU

Dec. 10  implementation for new shift system deferred   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Just one day after nurses throughout The Bahamas voted in favour of a strike, the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) on Wednesday did not respond to the pending move, but refuted statements by the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) which specified that “other disputes” apart […]

Newbold: PM’s Saxons remark made in “light humour”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Press Secretary Anthony Newbold said yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ statement that he was more concerned about the outcome of the Boxing Day Junkanoo parade than the looming threat of mass industrial action was made in a “moment of light humour” and was not intended to diminish the seriousness of […]

Doctors “quietly” providing care despite withdrawal

Senior physicians continue action for eighth day   Although senior physicians have ceased all elective services in the public healthcare system for more than a week over failed salary negotiations with the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA), some doctors have been “quietly going in and taking care of patients”, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said […]

Davis: PM’s union meeting a “political exercise”

Davis says govt. must find right prescription for doctors   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis has labelled Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis’ meeting with a number of labour union heads at his office yesterday as nothing more than a “political exercise” and said the government should stop “paying lip service” and resolve […]

Foulkes: Physicians to meet with PM ahead of unions

Minister says he spoke to TUC over the weekend   NASSAU BAHAMAS — Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said yesterday that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will meet separately with senior physicians today ahead of a joint meeting with both umbrella unions and their affiliates. That meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Last Friday, Trade […]

PM to intervene with physicians, nurses

Munroe says physicians to meet with PHA today NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As physicians continued industrial action for a second day, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday he will reach out to Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr. Locksley Munroe “colleague to colleague” in an attempt to facilitate a resolution. “I will call Dr. […]

Doctors withdraw services

PMH forced to activate emergency centre   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Making good on their threat of industrial action, senior physicians yesterday ceased all elective services, forcing Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) to activate its emergency operations centre. Failed negotiations between the Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) triggered the withdrawal of […]

As for C.H. Reeves, “Enough is Enough”

BUT files trade dispute requesting strike vote   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of agitating for changes at C H Reeves Junior High School with no resolution, Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) acting president Joan Turnquest said yesterday that “enough is enough”. The BUT acting president said a trade dispute was filed with the Ministry […]

Payment arrears structure for physicians could trigger action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – While indicating last week that senior physicians would put a hold on their decision to withdraw critical services in the healthcare system, Consultant Physicians Staff Association (CPSA) President Dr. Locksley Munroe said over the weekend that the continued difference of views between the CPSA and the Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) could “trigger […]

Parker-Edgecombe meets with Leaders of Communications Unions

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of The Prime Minister Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe welcomed executives of the Bahamas Communications & Public Officers Union (BCPOU) and the Bahamas Communications & Public Managers Union (BCPMU) in a Courtesy Call at the Office of The Prime Minister on Thursday. The dialogue focused on challenges facing both unions […]

Irate UTEB members stage protest

UB says Agreements negotiated will follow new UB Act   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Irate University of The Bahamas professors who are members of the Union of Tertiary Educators in The Bahamas (UTEB) gathered at the university’s main entrance yesterday and marched in protest of what Erecia Hepburn, UTEB’s membership secretary, described as unfair treatment and […]

Morton Salt workers to strike

Members of the Bahamas Industrial Manufacturers and Allied Workers Union, representing unionized Morton Salt employees, on Tuesday, voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike. The strike vote took place yesterday in Matthew Town, Inagua.  After the polls closed last night at 6:00 p.m., union president Jennifer Brown said she was pleased with the turnout and […]