The union`s old employment contract expired in 2018. “I have not received anything from the government in the sense of a counter-proposal on the financial aspects of an agreement. We had some discussions with the Prime Minister and I asked him to consider some things. I said we would stop until he came back to us, which I am waiting for on Tuesday. NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After months of tense negotiations that led to a protest in August, the Bahamas Public Utilities Union (BPSU) yesterday signed an agreement with the government, which pays its members a lump sum payment of 1,400 $US in time for the holidays. The agreement was signed by Public Service and National Insurance Minister Brensil Rolle and BPSU President Kimsley Ferguson. Under the agreement, BPSU government members will pay an initial lump sum of $800 in the first quarter of the fiscal year and $600 by the end of December. LAWYERS in the Office of the Attorney General have not obtained any increases and salaries in accordance with the industrial contract that the government signed with the Bahamas Public Utilities Union in 2013, and they now have their fight for what they believe they are in the Prime Minister`s office… He said negotiations for a new agreement will continue in the second week of January 2020.
He informed the union that he was considering a counter-proposal for the remaining financial matters. When Ferguson was contacted, he told eyewitness News Online that the signing was part of ongoing negotiations on the union`s employment contracts. A copy of the agreement signed on 4 December indicated that BPSU members received the lump sum payment effective December 2019. Brensil Rolle.According to claims by bahamas Public Services Union (BPSU) President Kimsley Ferguson that negotiations on the labour agreement of its members had stalled, Public Service and National Service Minister Brensil Rolle said yesterday that the government had negotiated in good faith. “I think . . . The role of the article promises that govt appear fair with BPSU… The government and the Union of Public Services of the Bahamas (BPSU) have reached an interim agreement on the payment of a lump sum to workers, as announced yesterday by the Ministry of Public Service and Social Security.