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Rise of the Bermuda Industrial Union government

Who really runs Bermuda? Who really runs Bermudian businesses?

by Bermuda Jim

Fresh from the sweet smell of victory over the Paula Cox government in the Sacked Bus Driver scandal, Bermuda Industrial Union president Chris Furbert (above) has now shown who runs private businesses in Bermuda – even if they have no BIU workers on staff.

Mr. Furbert, who is now de facto Labour, Economy and Transport Minister, just forced a privately owned company to bow to BIU orders to reinstate redundant workers. Yesterday BIU gave the company and the government 24 hours to surrender. It only took 17 hours before Renaissance Aviation and the government raised the white flag. Continue reading


Filed under Aviation, Bermuda, Economy

Economy Minister quotes blogs as she chides Bermuda Industrial Union over sacked bus driver

Kim Wilson is part of Paula Cox’s mousy government and part of the problem

by Bermuda Jim

When the Paula Cox government backed down from an illegal strike over the firing of a bus driver who deserved to be fired, I said,

“Chris Furbert, Bermuda Industrial Union president, just taught the government of Bermuda who’s boss – and it isn’t the elected representatives of the people of Bermuda. Government used to be the largest employer in Bermuda, but now that title resides with Chris Furbert.

This is big, my friends. The repercussions of this will haunt the government of Premier Paula Cox until forever.”

… from the BFP article Bermudian Transport Minister a weak, timid mouse. Surrenders credibility to Bermuda Industrial Union

Other blogs reflected a similar general mood, and it looks like that feeling registered at least with Economy Minister Kim Wilson (photo above). Wilson is quoted in the Royal Gazette…

“Madam President, I read the blogs and from what I have gathered, Bermuda was appalled by the actions of the Department of Public Transportation worker who called in sick for an extended period and so lacked respect for his employer that he was brazen enough to show up at his place of employment to do a hustle for a colleague for several consecutive days. What’s more, the same worker forged the name of the colleague that he was filling in for.”

Bermuda’s Economy Minister quoted in Royal Gazette’s Minister calls for better work ethic

Paula Cox government showed leadership in the wrong direction Continue reading


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