Earlier yesterday, the Minister of Economy and Labour, the Hon. Jason Hayward, JP, MP, joined the Bermuda Industrial Union at BIU headquarters’ for the 7th Annual Global Week of Action for Hotel Housekeepers meeting.
Minister Hayward addressed those in attendance, recognising their dedication and commitment despite, at times, challenging working conditions. The Minister spoke about the Bermuda Government’s success in advancing workers’ statutory rights in several areas and emphasised to those in attendance that the Government will continue working with Union membership and advancing policies that protect employee rights and create safe and healthy work environments for all workers in Bermuda.
In closing, Minister Hayward said, “I wish to commend you all for your service to the people of Bermuda, the visitors to our shores and our economy. You are what some may call the backbone of our hospitality industry. I also want to thank the Bermuda Industrial Union for its commitment to ensuring its members have the right to a safe and healthy working environment.”
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