No Bermuda bus or ferry service this morning.
February 6, 2014 – Royal Gazette says:
The row surrounding the sacking of ten hotel workers has escalated and residents will have to find their own way to work and school today (Feb 6).
Bus and ferry workers have opted to strike in support of the Fairmont Hamilton Princess staff members, and will attend a meeting at the Bermuda Industrial Union this morning.
While recognising the chaos their action is likely to cause Chris Furbert, the Bermuda Industrial Union president, defended the stance, claiming he was acting in the interests of future generations.
“We understand that these are difficult times but you can be assured of this, if this organisation is gone tomorrow the wrath that you will feel from the employers in this country, and others, you won’t want to know that,” said Mr Furbert. [more]
As it stands now [5.00pm], the buses are running, but will not be running tomorrow.
Marine & Ports Staff will return to work to provide ferry services at 5.30pm – but only on the Pink and Green routes…
Govt. confirm “there will be no bus or ferry service tomorrow morning (Feb 6) and until further notice.” [more from bernews]
February 5, 2014 – Royal Gazette says:
Public transport services have been scrapped for tomorrow (Feb 6) as the dispute over sacked hotel workers rumbles on to a third day.
Services were thrown into chaos today when hundreds of unionised workers marched in a show of support for the ten staff who were made redundant from the Fairmont Hamilton Princess hotel last month.
And tonight a Transport Ministry spokesman confirmed that bus and ferry services had been cancelled tomorrow (Today) after Public Transport Department staff said they would not be showing up for work. [more from the royal gazette]
- Commenter 32n64w at Bernews says (in part):
- “…The implied reality and true intent of their decisions would lead any reasonable observer to conclude the BIU executive are more concerned with creating havoc and unrest for political gain at the expense of the Government, taxpayers and voters’ interests; which is particularly relevant in advance of the upcoming (truly) maiden OBA budget and necessary cuts as suggested in the SAGE Commission report…”