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West: Scholarship winners can’t find jobs

Although Government gives out hundreds of scholarships annually many graduates can’t find jobs and Minister in the Ministry of Finance Allyson West says the problem must be addressed given the number of vacancies in the public sector.

There is also concern that poor remuneration packages might be stymieing the chances of the public service to attract the best talent available.

500 workers could be cut

More than 500 workers from Tobago’s Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) are facing the possibility of losing their jobs over the upcoming weeks because of financial difficulties facing the programme.

Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Assistant Secretary of the Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment, Sheldon Cunningham, said yesterday that a press conference will be held on Tuesday to disclose exactly what is the way forward for the programme.

In Tobago, the URP falls under the purview of the DIQE.

TSTT manager reports CWU officers to police

TSTT’s Executive Vice President HR, IR and Corporate Support Services Carol David yesterday made a report to police after members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) showed up at her Savannah Drive home in Trincity, yesterday.

Graeme Suite, TSTT's senior manager, Brand, Public Relations and External Affairs, yesterday confirmed that a report was made to the police after some 20 CWU members showed up at David's home to protest.

Over 400 jobs impacted as Caribbean Nitrogen Company shuts down Point Lisas ammonia plant

Caribbean Nitrogen Company (CNC) today announced that it has been forced to immediately shut down its ammonia plant on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad.

The company says the shutdown is a result of action taken by the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC) to cut off gas supply to the plant.

OWTU mobilises Petrotrin workers

The Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) has mobilised Petrotrin workers today in a show of force.

It comes as the union signals its intention to oppose any attempt by the government to retrench workers and privatise state-owned Petrotrin.

The mass mobilisation was expected to began at 7 am at Petrotrin’s Trinmar operations in Point Fortin and will continue at the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery on Friday.

Education Ministry, OWTU meet to discuss future of UTT

Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia has assured the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) that he will continue to explore all avenues to secure the best outcome for all stakeholders of the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

This comes amidst fears that the UTT will be closed because of a lack of funding.

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