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Obie Ferguson, President of the Trade Union Congress.

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Union chief in ‘101%’ backing for judge’s call

A trade union leader yesterday gave his “101 percent” backing to a Supreme Court judge’s call to modernise the Industrial Relations Act and take the government out of union elections.

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Union chief: 'Defer' pay rises for completed industrial deals

A top union leader has suggested that organised labour defer salary and other benefit increases in exchange for employers concluding long-outstanding industrial agreements until the economy revives.

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Union tensions rising on Xmas bonus cuts

A trade union leader yesterday blasted that it was "pure disrespect" for employers not to consult over cutting contractually-agreed Christmas bonuses as industrial tensions continued to rise.

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Union leader urges: Avoid labour unrest at all costs

A TRADE union leader yesterday said he had informed his colleagues that industrial action in any form must be avoided until the Bahamian economy fully recovers from COVID-19.

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'Hang in there', union chief tells furloughed employees

A trade union leader yesterday urged frustrated hotel employees and other furloughed workers to "hang in there" and not seek termination packages due to the difficulty many will have finding new jobs.

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Union leader says Gov't approves COVID training

A trade union leader yesterday disclosed that the Government has approved a national COVID-19 training programme targeted primarily at tourism workers and all who come into contact w

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Union merger 'critically urgent' for worker rights

The merger of The Bahamas’ two major trade union bodies is “critically urgent” because workers are losing hard-fought rights and benefits, a leading unionist has told Tribune Business. Obie Ferguson, head of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), said its

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Minimum wage not on agenda - it is now: $300 a week

Trade union leaders want a minimum wage increase to between $250-$300 per week, and are pushing for the issue to be formally discussed by the National Tripartite Council.

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Privy Council appeal on industrial deal 'paralysis'

A trade union leader yesterday said “within 14 days” he will seek a Privy Council hearing on a ruling that threatens to “paralyse” industrial agreements and undermine worker protections.

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Lucayan managers ‘optimistic’ over payout resolution

A trade union leader yesterday said the Grand Lucayan’s managers are “optimistic” that their voluntary separation packages will be finalised shortly once the prime minister addresses their proposal.

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Lucayan managers: Board ‘hellbent’ but we dropped by $1m

The Grand Lucayan is “hellbent” on using the wrong formula to calculate staff separation packages for middle managers who were yesterday said to have cut their demands “by over $1m”.

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Grand Lucayan managers facing $2m payout divide

The Grand Lucayan and its management union are $2m apart on the value of voluntary separation packages, with the latter’s attorney yesterday arguing such payouts are not covered by law. Obie Ferguson, pictured, who is acting for the Bahamas Hotel Man

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Unions staging 'sit in' at government departments

TRADE Union Congress President Obie Ferguson said on Wednesday that the members of several unions across the country were carrying out a “sit in” at respective government departments in a bid to pressure the government to accede to a lengthy list of demands for workers.

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Ferguson: Talk is over, it’s time to take action

TRADE Union Congress President Obie Ferguson hinted yesterday that extensive labour action could occur across the country in the coming weeks, as he spearheaded the platform merger of several of the nation’s unions in their respective grievances against the Christie administration.


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