April 4, 2024

Nadia Caliz defeats Ifasina Efunyemi for post of president of Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU)

The Union's annual National Convention took place starting on Wednesday in Belmopan at Our Lady of Guadalupe High School, being traditionally held in the week after [...]
March 22, 2024

Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde apologizes to, warns unions, Mayas, and cañeros: “Not everybody can get all they want”

Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde addressed several of these during his Budget Debate presentation, addressing himself to the Joint Unions Negotiating Team (JUNT) for “stalled talks” [...]
March 18, 2024

Stevedores to receive $1.6 million ex gratia payment in lieu of sugar redundancy after P.M. meets with CWU

An ex gratia payment of $1.6 million in addition to the offered $1.5 million will be brought to the House of Representatives for approval.
March 12, 2024
Port of Belize

Waterfront workers walk out over stalled negotiations; Port paralyzed

Last week Tuesday, stevedores walked off the job. Their union, the Christian Workers Union (CWU), had met with the Prime Minister to negotiate a redundancy payment. [...]
February 22, 2024
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Trade Union Congress announces ‘boycott’ of IMF consultations

The Congress complains of being treated “as a checkbox” while recommendations to the Government appear to be weighted against public sector workers and middle and working-class [...]
December 20, 2023

Young worker killed, colleague injured falling from crane at border casino worksite

In a statement the managing director of Princess Casinos International, which recently took over the establishment, Guven Eraslan, explained that the iron chains holding the basket [...]
December 11, 2023

House of Representatives approves Port of Belize acquisition as parties spar over Ashcroft influence

The Port of Belize City has been a flashpoint for nearly two decades because of both labor disputes with stevedores represented by the Christian Workers’ Union [...]
December 7, 2023

Education Minister announces Government to pay salaries, pensions, allowances and full-service benefits at grant-aided schools

These are schools that accept Government funding but pay a portion of teachers’ salaries in a ratio of 70-30.