The Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union is denying worker involvement in the sabotaging of Petrotrin assets following the shutdown of the company on Friday.
The union made the comment in response to a media release by Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Ltd (TPHL), the company taking over Petrotrin assets, which stated access to all its facilities was suspended following acts of sabotage by union members and employees. Petrotrin is now a legacy company but is a subsidiary of the newly formed TPHL.
The second hearing of the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU)'s industrial relations offence over the scheduled closure of Petrotrin has been postponed as an Industrial Court judge fell ill.
OWTU president general Ancil Roget was expected to return to the witness stand when the case resumed at the Industrial Court's headquarters in Port-of-Spain, this morning.
Lawyers representing the parties, a large group of union members and members of the media were only informed of the issue after waiting in court for almost an half an hour.