Bro. Edward G. Ball Jr. joined the Bermuda Public Services Union in November 1980. Bro. Ball served as a Shop Steward, Divisional Chairperson for Division 5 – Bermuda Hospitals Board, and served in all Vice-Presidents’ positions before being elected President in March 1988.
During his tenure as President, Bro. Ball was instrumental in the formation of the Union’s Women’s Committee and spearheaded many educational forums to enlighten the membership on matters such as the Human Rights Act 1981, What Makes News and Drug Testing in the Workplace, Pension Reform, Health & Safety, member of the drafting team for workers for the Employment Act 2000, etc.
As a Trade Unionist, Bro. Ball oversees all Negotiation Teams, Arbitrations, Governmental Boards, etc. His day to day responsibility is to assist in setting policy for the Union.
He sat as member of the Economic Forum, the Base Lands Development Corporation (BLDC), the Immigration Board and the reform of the Workers Education, Long Term Residency Policy, Appeals Board, Bermuda Social Insurance, Labour Advisory Council, the Public Services Superannuation Board and Government Employees Health Insurance to name a few.