Belco staff gather for union talks
Unionised Belco workers headed to the Bermuda Industrial Union headquarters yesterday for a meeting — a week after they backed a work-to-rule at the power firm.
Electricity Supply Trade Union members were called to the meeting a day after the union is understood to have communicated with Ascendant Group, Belco’s parent company.
The ESTU started the work-to-rule as a protest over the removal of four “qualified, displaced Bermudians” from the company.
But the dispute also involved senior management.
Donald Lottimore, the president of the ESTU, demanded the removal of Sean Durfy, the Ascendant chief executive, and Robert Schaefer, the chief financial officer.
A work-to-rule means Belco staff will work basic hours, but overtime and emergency jobs are banned.
Ascendant warned last week that the industrial action could stretch its resources and lead to power cuts for customers.
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