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Huge turnout as BPSU meets ahead of Govt talks

Government workers packed Hamilton’s St Paul AME Centennial Hall last night for a Bermuda Public Services Union meeting ahead of fresh negotiations with Government.

The first assembly of the BPSU’s general membership since the December 17 elections drew “our biggest turnout in a long time”, union president Kevin Grant told

The Royal Gazette.“That turnout confirmed the concern in Bermuda right now, especially among civil servants,” Mr Grant said. “This was just a meeting to engage our membership and keep them abreast, to prepare ourselves for upcoming and serious negotiations.”

Negotiations over collective bargaining agreements are imminent — but no date has been set thus far, and Mr Grant said at the confidential gathering the unions had “not yet put anything official on the table”.

However, he added: “It’s going to be a bit more challenging this time around.”

Roughly 1,800 workers are members of the union, which tomorrow will mark International Workers Day.

Useful website: www.bpsu.bm

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Published April 30, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated April 29, 2013 at 11:14 pm)

Huge turnout as BPSU meets ahead of Govt talks

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