Roget retrenched

President General of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union Ancel Roget has been retrenched by State Owned Company Petrotrin.

Roget last week quietly received his termination letter from the company, which includes a significant benefit package.

The Trade Union leader has been working at Petrotrin for over thirty years and has kept his job at the company although he has been on secondment to the OWTU.

Roget was employed at Petrotrin’s Trinmar operations as a technician and rose up the ranks to become OWTU Branch President of the Pont Fortin based Trinmar.

He then became President General of the OWTU, upon the retirement of then President General Errol McLeod.

Roget had urged workers not to accept their termination letters from the com­pa­ny un­til the Ap­peal Court ruled on the injunction preventing the company from terminating the employees.

The injunction was heard by the court and it was discharged clearing the way for Roget and the other former Petrotrin workers to be terminated.

- by Curtis Williams

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