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Union pension trustees: Bankruptcy fight goes on

A union leader yesterday pledged he and his fellow three ex-pension fund trustees will continue the fight to “clear our names” after the bid to take their bankruptcy appeal to the Privy Council was halted.

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Union leader to continue battle on bankruptcy

A trade union leader yesterday said “all options are on the table” after the Court of Appeal rejected his bid and those by three fellow ex-pension fund trustees to overturn bankruptcy orders made against them.Bernard Evans, pictured, the National Con

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‘We’ll still honour Labour Day victims’

DESPITE the annual Labour Day parade being cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, union officials said yesterday they still plan to celebrate the patriotic holiday this year and honour the four women who died during the 2018 parade.

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'Divine intervention' need on COVID-19

A trade union leader last night said The Bahamas’ requires “divine intervention” to counter a COVID-19 economic fall-out that could reach “Biblical proportions”.Bernard Evans, the National Congress of Trade Unions of The Bahamas (NCTUB) president, de

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Union leader: 'All hands on deck' for virus

A trade union leader yesterday called for an “all hands on deck” approach to minimise the threat that the coronavirus crisis poses to the livelihoods of thousands of Bahamian workers. Bernard Evans, the National Congress of Trade Unions of The Baham

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Unions challenge Dorian advances to civil servants

Trade union leaders are challenging the government’s decision to offer Dorian-ravaged civil servants a two-month salary advance rather than the $800 lump sum payment agreed pre-storm. Bernard Evans, the National Congress of Trade Unions of The Baham

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Public service unions three-year deal

Trade union leaders have insisted they will not be “made the scapegoats” if the government misses its 2019-2020 fiscal targets.

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More Bahamians jobless than when govt elected

More Bahamians are jobless now than when the Minnis administration took office just over two years ago despite the national unemployment rate’s reduction to 9.5 percent.A closer examination of the May 2019 Labour Force Survey data reveals that some 2

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BTC labour relations 'not beyond repair'

Union leaders say labour relations at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) are not beyond repair provided management treats the workers with “respect”. Bernard Evans, the National Congress of Trade Unions of The Bahamas (NCTUB) president, to

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Contract work fear for middle classes

A trade union leader has voiced fears that the increasing use of contract workers by Bahamian employers threatens to further “erode” an already-shrinking middle class. Bernard Evans, the National Congress of Trade Unions (NCTU) president, told Tribu

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Union boss warns of 'industrial mayhem'

A trade union leader yesterday warned that industrial “mayhem” via a general strike will result unless employers stop attacking worker rights that have taken decades to build.

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Union leader 'not screaming' on NHI funding

A trade union body is “not screaming” about the need to finance National Health Insurance (NHI) given that its members will not have to pay any extra from already-stretched salaries.Bernard Evans, pictured, the National Congress of Trade Unions (NCTU


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