Minister of State for the Public Service gave an update on the ongoing negotiations for a new industrial agreement between the government and that Bahamas Public Service Union. The Minister was speaking outside of this week’s Cabinet meeting.

“We would like to sign as many agreements, as we originally said, within this year and Public Service Union would be the main one that I would like to sign being the Minister of State for the Public Service. So we remain hopeful that once the Bahamas Public Service Union gets the final agreement, hopefully by tomorrow, that it will be something that they are prepared to accept and then we can sign as soon as possible.”

Members of the Public Service Union staged a protest outside of Parliament last week. President of the union, Kingsley Ferguson had an audience with Acting Prime Minister, the Hon. Chester Cooper at that time, who said given the state of negotiations as he was aware he did not understand why union members were protesting.