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LABOUR Director John Pinder.

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Nurses could add to industrial action problems

LOOMING industrial action from the Bahamas Nurses Union could further cripple the country’s public healthcare system, with labour officials yesterday urging the government to immediately meet demands.

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Many Labour on Block hires 'temporary'

“Many” of those hired through the government’s Labour on the Blocks initiative were only employed temporarily, the director of labour revealed yesterday.John Pinder, pictured, said the Department of Labour’s follow-up inquiries with employers showed

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WSC board dismisses strike votes, questions process

EXECUTIVES at the Water and Sewerage Corporation claim that last week’s strike vote by the unions did not meet the requirements to be granted strike certificates.

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‘We’ll help cops probe bugging allegation’

THE Water & Sewerage Corporation has agreed to let police investigate whether illegal listening devices have been used to spy on WSC employees, Labour Director John Pinder said yesterday.

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PI resort terminates 19 eatery workers

NINETEEN terminated employees at Paradise Island’s troubled Club Land’Or resort will only receive due severance pay and other benefits when it is sold, a top labour official said yesterday.

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Complaint over Ocean Club manager - but workers speak up in support

THE Department of Labour has conducted an investigation into complaints by middle managers at Four Seasons Ocean Club that a foreign senior manager was “verbally abusive” to Bahamian staff.

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Labour chief tells nurses leader to quit threats

LABOUR Director John Pinder has told Bahamas Nurses Union President Amancha Williams to stop her threats now that the government has committed to start paying nurses overdue funds this month. A day after the BNU renewed its strike threats, Mr Pinder

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‘Work permits need stricter controls’

LABOUR Director John Pinder yesterday expressed a desire to review the application process of long-term work permits, telling The Tribune there should be increased stipulations to guard against abuse.


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