Several dozen Bermuda Gas and BELCO employee gathered outside BELCO this morning [Jan 29], expressing displeasure over Bermuda Gas’ implementation of a biometrics hand scanning time-keeping system.
A BELCO spokesperson said: “The Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] held a meeting beginning at 8 a.m. this morning in the Company headquarters car park involving both Bermuda Gas and BELCO employees.
“At issue is the ESTU’s objection to Bermuda Gas’ implementation of a biometrics hand scanning time-keeping system. The system was implemented at the end of December for all employees, union and management. The benefit of this new system is that it integrates with the payroll system, thereby providing greater efficiency.
“The ESTU opposes the use of biometrics. Following a meeting between the ESTU executive and management this morning, the two sides agreed to suspend the biometrics system and discuss a new method moving forward. All employees returned to work at 10 a.m.”