How is it that a company like Petrotrin, earning $2 billion a month, needs a “lifeline of urgency” as Finance Minister Colm Imbert claims?
That’s the query from the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union yesterday, following Imbert’s declaration during a media briefing on Monday.
As many as 2,000 workers could be facing the axe as the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) rebrands itself into the TSTT Group of Companies by November 1.
The company, according to the representing union, the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), said that number included the 1,600 to 1,700 permanent workers and an additional 200 or so casual and temporary workers.
As many Petrotrin employees made the journey to Aranjuez, San Juan, today to join the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union's Mother of All Marches against the company’s plans to retrench its workforce, the company began distributing termination letters earlier today.
The move comes three days before the Industrial Court is scheduled to receive the union's application of an injunction to halt the retrenchment exercise. It also comes as Parliament debates the 2019 national Budget.
We are live on the Brian Lara Promenade as the OWTU holds a rally to end it's 3-day march. View live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/178443959737487/
The third and final leg of the country's historic protest march by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) kicked off a short while ago from Aranjuez, San Juan.
OWTU president general Ancel Roget is leading the massive march, dubbed the “Mother of all Marches,” which consists of thousands of comrades from all the trade unions, including the PSA, FITUN, BIGWU, SWWTU, TIWU and CWU.