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 […]

Foulkes: Labour officials addressing hotel union’s issues

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As the union representing more than 5,000 hoteliers continued work to rule across several hotel properties yesterday, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said Department of Labour officials will meet with executives of the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) and Atlantis’ senior management next Monday in hopes of averting further […]

BTC trade unions meet with Opposition leader

The Bahamas Communications and Public Officers Union (BCPOU) and the Bahamas Communications Public Managers Union (BCPMU) met with Opposition leader Philip “Brave” Davis on Monday to review the concerns of the Trade Unions in light of the impending downsizing at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company. The BCPOU and BCPMU were represented by their presidents Dino Rolle […]

BUT backs CH Reeves teachers and files trade dispute

Teachers at the C H Reeves have reached their breaking point, after nearly two weeks of refusing to teach due to reported mold infestation and other hazardous conditions in 19 classrooms at the junior high school. On Wednesday, Bahamas Union of Teachers  (BUT) acting president Joan Knowles-Turnquest said enough is enough and until a proper […]

Nurses march, but PHA remains resolute to implement new shift system

Despite meeting with representatives from the Public Hospitals Authority, the Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU)protested for a second day outside the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. Dozens of nurses from the Princess Margaret Hospital, Sandilands and public clinics around the capital marched from the old post office building on East Hill Street to Meeting Street, to […]

Former nurses head calls new shift system “regressive”

“Regressive” is how former Bahamas Nurses Union (BNU) President Cleola Hamilton described the newly proposed shift system for nurses expected to take effect on December 10, 2018. The former unionist and member of parliament said she is prepared to go on the front-line with nurses against this new policy. One day after nurses vacated their […]

Nurses hold walk out, but PHA maintains its position

More than 200 nurses left their post on Monday morning and stood outside the Princess Margaret Hospital to express their displeasure with the Public Hospitals Authority’s newly-announced shift change; many saying that they would quit if forced to work a five-day shift period versus a four. “You must come to the table and mutually agree,” […]

“Social Services an embarrassment,” says judge

Social service worker chastised for ‘unlawfully’ removing children The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) plans to call for legislation to protect social service workers after an employee of the Social Services department was detained for contempt of court. Social Services worker Ellise Seymour, attached to the Child Welfare Protection Unit (CWPU), was taken into custody […]

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Teachers union execs suspended

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson has been suspended again according to official documents received by Eyewitness News Wednesday. Wilson, along with three other union executive committee members including Secretary General John Musgrove, Treasurer Lorraine Knowles and Trustee Mizpah Munroe have been suspended for two months each after it was discovered that the four allegedly paid […]