Belco workers downed tools shortly after 12 noon today in a dispute involving non-payment to members of the Electricity Supply Trade Union.
Sources speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Bermuda Real that the unionized tradesmen were thoroughly disgusted that they have yet to be paid after working around the clock to restore power to thousands of customers stripped of electrical power in the wake of Hurricane Paulette.
Members of the Electricity Supply Trade union marched to Bermuda Industrial Union headquarters, where they were still locked in talks as of 2:30pm.
Hurricane Paulette caused power outages across the island back in September, leaving 22,847 customers without power.
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