Saturday 24 August, 2019

Roget urges workers to reject Petrotrin letters

The streets of Port of Spain were littered in blue as thousands of people decked in the colours of the Oil Field Workers Trade Union (OWTU), marched through the capital in protest against the Government’s decision to shut down state-owned Petrotrin.

The three-day march began on Wednesday at Petrotin’s Point a Piere refinery and ended with a rally at the Brian Lara Promenade on Friday.

Addressing workers at the rally, OWTU President General Ancel Roget advised them against accepting termination packages.

“If anybody comes to deliver anything to you over the weekend, run that person. This is not the time to receive any mail over the weekend, run them.”

Roget also called on the Government to tell the public who is the financier behind the purchase of the refinery.

Petrotrin workers began receiving their termination letters today.

Employees were notified of the accelerated distribution of letters via an internal release.

On Monday, the Industrial Court will give its ruling after the OWTU filed an injunction application against Petrotrin seeking to stop the termination of workers

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: