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BIU hosts Women’s Tea

The 11th Annual Women’s Tea (Photograph by Owain Johnston-Barnes)

More than 100 women came together this afternoon for the 11th Annual Women’s Tea, hosted by the Bermuda Industrial Union.

The event, held as part of International Women’s Day celebrations, featured food, live music and a presentation by Kristin Burt.

Ronnie Burgess, a BIU organiser, said the event has grown every year since its inception.

Ms Burgess said: “This is an important event because of all of the sexual harassment and inequality that women still face.

“It doesn’t really happen in the unionised environment on the island, but it does happen on the island and we hear stories about how women are not treated equally, particularly when it comes to pay.”

She added that the union has been working hard to recognise and support women in the workplace.

Ms Burgess said: “The reaction has been very positive, and the event has only grown. We used to be able to do everything in the EF Gordon Hall, but next year we might have to go to the larger hall upstairs.”