FRIDAY, JAN. 20: Today, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Hon. Patrice K. Minors, JP, MP, advised that consultation with key stakeholders will soon begin as her Ministry considers changing the date on which Bermuda officially celebrates Labour Day from September to May.
 
Minister Minors confirmed that a request was recently submitted to her for consideration by the Bermuda Trade Union Congress (BTUC), and thus tabled this week before the Labour Advisory Council (LAC).  
 
Minister Minors said, “While there was astounding support for the proposal, I think it's important to first consult with other key stakeholders for comment and input before the matter is put before her Cabinet colleagues for decision.”
 
The consultation process is being done in light of the recognition of International Workers’ Day (also known as May Day). May 1st the formal recognised day of International Workers’ Day, and it is observed as a national holiday in more than 80 countries. On this day, workers join together in celebrating the labour movement.