OWTU says Petrotrin management must be held responsible for oil spill

The Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) is blaming the management of Petrotrin for the oil spill that occured on Sunday.

The union is reiterating its call for restructuring at the State-owned company in a statement issued to the media on Tuesday.

"The Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) has been warning for several years that the failure of various Management personnel at Petrotrin, and the Board of the Company, would inevitably lead to problems which would result in financial loss, environmental dangers, and even the loss of lives and limbs.

VIDEO: Roget tells BpTT, "Take your platform and go"

OWTU president Ancel Roget says the decision by BpTT to not construct its Angelin platform here is because he believes the company could not get its way with workers.

Labour issues have been partially blamed for the delays that forced BpTT to construct the platform in the US instead.

Roget says the union is not relenting on its decision to protest when the union believes it is acting in the best interest of the workers.

OWTU, PM meet on Petrotrin

The Oilfield Workers Trade Union says it has met with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and have discussed the restructuring of state-owned oil company, Petrotrin.

The OWTU says in a statement that two of its members will form part of a Restructuring Committee proposed by the Government.

The following is the statement by the OWTU:

"The OWTU's Central Executive, led by President General Ancel Roget, met with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley today, Monday 13th February 2017, to discuss the restructuring of Petrotrin.