Centrin sends home 200 workers

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 20:00

Central Trinidad Steel Limited (Centrin) workers are protesting outside the company's compound in Point Lisas as some 200 workers are being sent home.

Several of the workers received retrenchment letters this morning after a 45-day notice of retrenchment period expired.

They are being represented by the Steel Workers Union of Trinidad and Tobago.

The retrenchment follows the decision by ArcelorMittal to lay off workers and closing its plant, because of the low price of steel prices internationally.

Centrin is a downstream company that depended on ArcellorMittal's steel to manufacture roofing sheets, decking sheets, chain link wire, Z purlins and C purlins, rebars, BRC wire and welded wire mesh.

The union claims that the workers have not been offered a compensation package.

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