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‘Ministry Will Work To Achieve Some Resolution’

‘Ministry Will Work To Achieve Some Resolution’

Following today’s withdrawal of labour by Electricity Supply Trade Union members who work at BELCO, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown confirmed that the Ministry “had been in discussions with the ESTU.” “This dispute has emphasized the importance of the issues at stake and where possible, this Ministry will work to bring the parties... Read more of this article

Updating: BELCO Staff ‘Withdraw Labour’

Updating: BELCO Staff ‘Withdraw Labour’

[Updating] Members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] — who work at BELCO — met this morning [Oct 19] at BIU Headquarters, with the members seen leaving the meeting at around noon today. Earlier this month, BELCO’s parent company Ascendant Group announced the “departure” of four senior executives — Denton Williams, Michael... Read more of this article

‘BELCO Cannot Guarantee Full Electricity Supply’

‘BELCO Cannot Guarantee Full Electricity Supply’

[Updated] “Because of the lack of manpower, and in order to ensure we can operate the plant safely, BELCO cannot guarantee full electricity supply to the island,” the company said today. This follows after workers decided earlier today to withdraw labour, with ESTU President Donald Lottimore saying, “Our membership took a vote and as of... Read more of this article

BELCO Grid Code Submissions Now Available

BELCO Grid Code Submissions Now Available

BELCO has advised that submissions related to the Grid Code Consultation are now accessible via the BELCO website at www.belco.bm under the ‘Latest News’ tab. BELCO has published the official responses to comments and discussion points stated during consultation. “The Grid Code is intended to ensure a safe, secure, sustainable and reliable... Read more of this article

Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

Electrical Trade Union Workers Hold Meeting

[Written by Don Burgess] ESTU members met at lunchtime today [Oct 12] at the BIU headquarters to hear what progress had made in regard to their concerns with the Ascendant Group. Donald Lottimore, president of the Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU], told Bernews there were more than a half-dozen issues that needed to be ironed out with BELCO management. Last... Read more of this article

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report Released

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report Released

The Bermuda Better Energy Plan Report has been released, with proposals including “solar panels and offshore wind turbines to make full use of the fantastic renewable resources available in Bermuda and minimise the amount of imported fossil fuel.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda is about to make a critical decision on how electricity... Read more of this article

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Union Explains Work-To-Rule Action

Electricity Supply Trade Union [ESTU] President Donald Lottimore has moved to clarify the situation surrounding the Union’s current work to rule, explaining that the ESTU “take safety concerns very seriously,” and in an emergency they “have crews who are willing and able to respond.” “The crews will not carry out... Read more of this article

BELCO Advise Of Possible Power Outages

BELCO Advise Of Possible Power Outages

BELCO advised that “due to ongoing industrial action at the Company, there is a possibility that customers may experience power outages.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company [BELCO] this morning advised the public that, due to ongoing industrial action at the Company, there is a possibility that customers may experience... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘Regular Service Has Resumed’

BELCO: ‘Regular Service Has Resumed’

[Updated] “Regular service at the cashier and customer service departments has resumed,” BELCO said this morning [Oct 5], which follows after they said yesterday that the departments were closed due to “Union action pending.” Yesterday morning the company posted a social media update saying “with Union action pending, BELCO... Read more of this article

Premier Burt: ‘Even A Monopoly Must Act Right’

Premier Burt: ‘Even A Monopoly Must Act Right’

“The Government is committed to supporting fair business practices that meet the highest standard of corporate community responsibility,” Premier David Burt said today, adding that “even a monopoly must act right.” Background Summary Yesterday BELCO’s parent company Ascendant Group announced the “departure” of four senior executives... Read more of this article

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

Electrical Trade Union Instituting Work-To-Rule

“The Electrical Supply Trade Union [ESTU] will be instituting a work-to-rule and demand the immediate reinstatement of the four qualified, displaced Bermudians,” the BTUC said today, adding that they hope the “Board of Directors meet with the ESTU to bring a speedy resolve to this current impasse.” Background Summary Yesterday BELCO’s... Read more of this article

Updating: BELCO Staff Gather Outside Building

Updating: BELCO Staff Gather Outside Building

[Updating] BELCO staff are currently gathering outside the building this morning [Oct 4], and BELCO has stated that “with Union action pending, BELCO cashiers and customer service representatives will be closed until further notice.”Yesterday BELCO’s parent company Ascendant Group announced the “departure” of four senior executives... Read more of this article

Four Senior Executives Depart From Ascendant

Four Senior Executives Depart From Ascendant

BELCO’s parent company, the Ascendant Group, announced the “departure” of four senior executives — Denton Williams, Michael Daniel, Carol Ross-DeSilva & Zehena Davis — saying that ”two have resigned and two positions were made redundant.” The four executives, combined, had been with the company for over... Read more of this article