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BPSU officials signed the five-year agreement with the government after less than six months of negotiations, which was a record time, according to Pinder. It is no wonder that the public service is so corrupt. How can someone survive on $221.00 a week? As industrial unrest in three member organizations of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) continued, the Bahamas Public Service Union (BPSU) yesterday signed a multi-million dollar industrial agreement. On Tuesday, BPSU President John Pinder, who is also president of the Congress of National Trade Unions, advised members not to participate in union actions. At a press conference at the Public Hosp. John Pinder, president of the Bahamas Public Utilities Union (BPSU), said there is a clause in the union`s new industrial agreement that will allow the union to demand more money from the government in the event of commercial oil drilling or an increase in royalties from aragonite and salt extraction. He noted, however, that after several meetings in 2016, agreement was reached on most of these issues, including an increase in salaries and allowances. However, discussions were again slogged down due to a general trade union interest. The agreement also provides that performance evaluations will be completed by the end of each quarter of the calendar year, pinder said, who said the timely evaluations would remove barriers to promotion. M.