The OWTU has been granted an injunction by the Industrial Court barring Petrotrin from beginning the process of terminating workers.
That is until a substantive complaint brought against the company for allegedly committing an industrial relations offence is determined.
The OWTU is alleging that Petrotrin committed the offence by failing to consult with it before taking the decision to close the company and send home almost 5,000 workers.
Petrotrin’s attorneys have indicated their intention to appeal the ruling and have asked the court for a stay on the decision until the outcome of the appeal.
We will bring you more as this story develops.