Bermuda’s bus operators were set to implement a work-to-rule order at 6am this morning (Thursday, May 30) in an ongoing bid to resolve outstanding issues.
A spokesman for the Department of Public Transportation (DPT) confirmed notification of the industrial action by the Bus Operators and Allied Workers Division of the Bermuda Industrial Union.
“As part of our mandate to provide safe and reliable transportation, we are committed to meeting with the members to find common ground and work together to resolve the issues raised. Dialogue is open and a meeting is scheduled for tomorrow to address the concerns,” he said.
“Bermudians of all walks of life depend on the public transportation system. We are determined to resolve this impasse and restore full service for our passengers.
“The DPT apologises for the inconvenience to the travelling public and will provide updates as new information becomes available.”
The move comes after a divisional meeting held on Monday to address a number of concerns.
According to BIU President Chris Furbert, the union sent a letter to the head of the Civil Service expressing a lack of confidence in the DPT’s senior management team.
Unionised members agreed to give management 24 hours to address their concerns before implementing the work-to-rule order, which goes into effect at 6am this morning.