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.
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.
The Ministry of Finance says the meeting it held with the president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke about the Revenue Authority, was productive.
The Ministry says workers employed with the Customs and Excise Division and the Inland Revenue Division will enjoy terms that are no less favourable than they currently do, when the Revenue Authority is formed.
The Ministry issued the following statement today:
The Minister of Labour and Small and Enterprise Development, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus is urging public servants to reject the call by the Public Services Association to stay away from work on Thursday and Friday.
The Minister issued the call via a statement to the media on Wednesday.