Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Petrotrin pays outstanding back pay to temporary workers

Former temporary workers with Petrotrin can expect to see outstanding payments hitting their accounts from Tuesday. 

This as Petrotrin on Tuesday transferred $50 million to the commercial banks to fulfill its commitment to pay all former non-permanent workers outstanding back pay for the period 2011 to 2018.

According to a statement from the company, some 2069 individuals will benefit from the payout.

A team from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) worked diligently during the past several weeks to ensure the company met its commitment to pay workers by January 15.

While the State-owned oil company ceased operations on November 30, 2018, the process for determining the amounts owed to each worker required a considerable amount of detailed work as in any one year an individual may have worked in different jobs for different periods of time at different salaries/wages. 

Each individual case had to be researched thoroughly and calculated independently, Petrotrin concluded.

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