Minister Foulkes also indicated that the number one in this area, for customs and immigration officers, has retained the insurance coverage they have become accustomed to, and the new agreement will maintain it. The new trade agreement was signed late on Wednesday evening, June 27 in the conference room of the Meeting Street Public Service Building. The industrial agreement was negotiated with BPSU under the former government. It was found that the country`s serious financial situation limited the negotiations to fundamental incremental distinctions. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of tense negotiations that led to a protest in August, the Bahamas Public Utilities Union (BPSU) yesterday signed an agreement with the government, which earns its members a lump sum payment of 1,400 $US in time for the holidays. As riots between three organisations affiliated with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) continued, the Union of Public Services of the Bahamas (BPSU) yesterday signed a multi-million euro industrial agreement. On Tuesday, BPSU President John Pinder, who is also president of the National Congress of Trade Unions, advised members not to take part in trade union actions. At a press conference at public Hosp… This came more than a week after union members began protesting outside the cabinet, demanded money they claimed were due by the government, and requested a meeting with Prime Minister Dr.
Hubert Minnis to resolve issues related to the negotiation of a new industrial agreement. Kimsley Ferguson.Dozens of staff at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) demonstrated outside the hospital yesterday to demand that the Public Hospital Authority (PHA) no longer “block” the renegotiation of its industrial agreement… Brensil Rolle.According to claims by bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President Kimsley Ferguson that negotiations on the labour agreement of its members had stalled, Public Service and National Service Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday that the government had negotiated in good faith. “I think . . . The role of the article promises that govt appear fair with BPSU… “As always, we believe it is the government`s duty to enter into agreements with unions that are in the best interests of bahamas residents and workers. That is why I am very pleased that we are all here to witness this historic event. He said negotiations for a new agreement will continue in the second week of January 2020. He informed the union that he was considering a counter-proposal for the remaining financial matters. “I have not received anything from the government in the sense of a counter-proposal on the financial aspects of an agreement.
We had some discussions with the Prime Minister and I asked him to consider some things. I said we would stop until he came back to us, which I am waiting for on Tuesday. In its statement, the government stated that, although the interim agreement had been reached and negotiations on non-financial components were progressing, some financial issues remain unresolved and must be resolved. He stressed, however, that after several meetings in 2016, agreement had been reached on most of these issues, including an increase in wages and allowances. However, discussions continued again due to a general union concern. “This case was resolved in court and negotiations resumed on June 17, 2016.