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BPSU has not endorsed ‘work stoppages’

The Bermuda Public Service Union has contacted its members warning them it has not endorsed industrial action after receiving a communique from the Bermuda Trade Union Congress.

The communique allegedly being disseminated asks workers to engage in work stoppages and sickouts on Monday.

In a statement just released, a BPSU spokeswoman said: “The BPSU wishes to make it clear that it has not endorsed any actions which may be contrary to our members' conditions of employment.

“We have advised our membership that they are expected to report to work on Monday as normally required.

“In addition, the BPSU requests that persons cease forwarding the alleged communique.”

President of the Bermuda Industrial Union Chris Furbert said: “Like other unions who are members of the Bermuda Trade Union Congress (BTUC), the Bermuda Industrial Union has also been made aware of information that is circulating that there the BTUC has called for an island-wide work stoppage. As President of the Bermuda Industrial Union and the BTUC, I can assure members of the public that no such call has been made.

“All members of the BIU are requested to be at their posts on Monday, February 29, 2016 as normal.”

Jason Hayward is president of the BPSU

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Published February 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm (Updated February 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm)

BPSU has not endorsed ‘work stoppages’

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