Disputes

'Minimal' disruption from airport action
'Minimal' disruption from airport action

September 15, 2021

MINIMAL disruption was reported at Family Island airports on day two of industrial action by some employees, according to Director of Aviation Algernon Cargill.

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Social workers stage sick-out

September 14, 2021

SOCIAL workers at the Department of Social Services in Grand Bahama called in sick yesterday, joining their other colleagues in a sick-out that affected many parts of the country.

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Teachers union's anger at failure to finish deal
Teachers union's anger at failure to finish deal

September 14, 2021

BAHAMAS Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson has expressed "disgust" and "disappointment" that a new industrial agreement has not been signed with the government despite 14 months of negotiations and 95 percent of the contract being complete.

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BREAKING NEWS: Family Islands airport operations hit by industrial action
BREAKING NEWS: Family Islands airport operations hit by industrial action

September 13, 2021

AIRPORT operations on several Family Islands were severely affected today after more than a dozen airport employees refused to show up to work in protest of unresolved workplace grievances.

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Immigration officers add to disputes

September 10, 2021

IMMIGRATION officers staged a sick-out yesterday, citing general poor treatment from executives and the lack of proper promotions in the ranks.

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'If you can sort out BPL - what about us'
'If you can sort out BPL - what about us'

September 09, 2021

DOZENS of members of Bahamas Public Service Union demonstrated outside Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday, citing unfair promotion practices, outstanding industrial agreements and other unresolved grievances.

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Unions at odds over deal with PLP
Unions at odds over deal with PLP

August 27, 2021

Nine affiliates of the National Congress of Trade Unions (NCTUB) Bahamas yesterday lambasted the NCTUB’s recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP), calling it “disingenuous action” that was not done on behalf of the majority of the umbrella union’s affiliates.

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Staff sick outs continue, PMH services affected
Staff sick outs continue, PMH services affected

August 20, 2021

AFTER several days of staff sick outs, services at Princess Margaret Hospital continued to be affected Friday.

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Unions dangle national strike threat
Unions dangle national strike threat

August 20, 2021

THREATENING a national strike, union leaders came out in heavy support of the Bahamas Electrical Workers Union yesterday as its members walked off the job for the second time in less than two months.

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BOYS DEPORTED DESPITE ORDER: Six-year-olds in landmark case were sent to Haiti and now stuck in quake
BOYS DEPORTED DESPITE ORDER: Six-year-olds in landmark case were sent to Haiti and now stuck in quake

August 17, 2021

THE deadly earthquake in Haiti has attorney Wayne Munroe concerned about the well-being of two young boys in a landmark citizenship case who were deported to that island in defiance of a Supreme Court order and not returned to The Bahamas as requested.

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Social Services staff protest
Social Services staff protest

July 29, 2021

SCORES of Social Services employees demonstrated across the country in a show of frustration yesterday, citing unfair practices, poor working conditions and unresolved workplace grievances.

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Nurses' anger at delay in honorarium payment
Nurses' anger at delay in honorarium payment

July 29, 2021

BAHAMAS Nurses Union president Amancha Williams yesterday voiced her anger at the delay of honorarium payments to COVID healthcare workers, calling it "deceptive and wicked".

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Union: Our members not causing power problems

July 27, 2021

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union president has stated that his members are not to blame for any of the supply problems that have hit the power supplier in recent days.

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Govt monitoring situation in Cuba

July 16, 2021

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is monitoring the situation in Cuba after protests there but noted there have been no reports of Bahamians on the island requiring assistance amid the unrest.

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Nurses chief: Why do PMH issues take so long to resolve
Nurses chief: Why do PMH issues take so long to resolve

July 06, 2021

THE president of the Bahamas Nurses Union has chided public health officials for the length of time it takes to address issues within Princess Margaret Hospital.

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Lewis to meet artists over Independence row
Lewis to meet artists over Independence row

July 06, 2021

AFTER concerns were raised by several Bahamian performers about this year's Independence Day celebration, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Iram Lewis said he plans to meet with local artists to address their issues.

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Prison officer issues 'not addressed'
Prison officer issues 'not addressed'

July 01, 2021

MORE than three months after correctional officers demonstrated over long standing issues, they say their concerns have not been addressed, raising the possibility for further industrial action.

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Vendors 'in limbo' over return to Cabbage Beach

June 30, 2021

DESPITE previously being informed that they could return to work next month, Cabbage Beach vendors say they are now in limbo as to whether they can begin operating their businesses again.

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BPL rejects claims and calls walkout illegal
BPL rejects claims and calls walkout illegal

June 29, 2021

IN response to unionised staff walking off the job yesterday to protest "unfair treatment", Bahamas Power and Light issued a statement calling the walk out illegal and the claims unfounded.

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BPL 'HAS 14 DAYS': Company told that it must solve issues or face union wrath
BPL 'HAS 14 DAYS': Company told that it must solve issues or face union wrath

June 29, 2021

BAHAMAS Power and Light employees demonstrated outside the company's headquarters yesterday, with the union representing line staff at the utility provider saying it is giving management 14 days to resolve all outstanding matters or face its "wrath".

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