OUT OF OFFICE: Public service union members at hospital, airport did not show up to work

Aviation director labels union action an “illegal withdrawal of labor” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Hundreds of Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) members did not show up to work yesterday, impacting services at several airports throughout the country and departments at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).  The Public Hospitals Authority (PHA) advised that services at the PMH […]

FINAL WARNING: BPSU warns airport and hospital shutdown if concerns not met

PHA says it approved industrial agreement since May; has been awaiting Cabinet approval since June NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) has threatened to disrupt services at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) unless new industrial agreements are negotiated. Dozens of BPSU members, including PMH and LPIA staff, […]

SICK AGAIN: Nurses call foul over ‘hidden’ shift system clause

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nurses in Grand Bahama are reportedly calling in sick today amid revelations that a long-protested shift system was embedded in the appointment letters of new hires. Bahamas Nurses President Amancha Williams told Eyewitness News that she is investigating reports that members have called in sick and suggested the action could be more […]

Educators Managers Union respond to national curricula revision mandate

Educators Managers Union’s Labour Liason Officer Zane Lightbourne and Secretary General Stephen McPhee echoed the Education Minister’s Jeffrey Llyod’s remarks that the national curriculum needs to be updated, however, updated realistically to fit all schools in The Bahamas. The Education Minister noted during the National Teachers Conclave on Wednesday that the government will by law update […]

Stephen Dillet teachers petition for principal’s removal

Teachers at the Stephen Dillet Primary school are calling for the immediate removal of their principal, Mrs. Phyllis Johnson accusing her of being disrespectful, ignoring their concerns and setting their students up for failure. “Morale is very low at the school,” said Belinda Wilson, president of the Bahamas Union of Teachers. “ The teachers feel […]