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Union chief warns over general strike

A trade union leader yesterday warned The Bahamas is headed for a general strike unless industrial relations undergo a fundamental reset, saying: “This is the worst I’ve seen it in 35 years.”Obie Ferguson, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) president, t

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Govt urged: 'Set tone' on private minimum wage

Trade union leaders yesterday urged the Government to “set the tone” for a private sector minimum wage hike of between 19-66.7 percent via the Prime Minister’s planned increase for the public sector. Obie Ferguson, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) pre

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‘First time-ever an employer is going on strike’

A trade union leader yesterday branded Morton Salt’s 15-day “lock-out” ultimatum to its workers as “the first time in Bahamian history that an employer has gone on strike”.

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Union chief urges end to ‘strong man tactics’

A trade union leader has called for an end to “strong man tactics” in industrial negotiations while admitting that The Bahamas’ labour relations climate is “very, very bad”.

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Ferguson to intervene in threatened water strike

Trade Union Congress president Obie Ferguson said yesterday he intends to intervene in a strike threat by the Water and Sewerage Management Union to avoid what could be a serious situation.

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Union chief: ‘Compromise failure’ hurts labour talks

A veteran trade union leader yesterday said the failure “to understand what compromise means in The Bahamas” had produced bitter industrial disputes that undermined the national interest.

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Lucayan managers ‘unanimously’ agree $4.4m payout deal

Grand Lucayan managers were yesterday said to have “unanimously” accepted the government’s improved $4.4m payout deal, with a trade union leader expressing delight at the outcome.

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