OWTU, Petrotrin sign MOA on restructuring

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been established by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) and Petrotrin to establish a working committee to oversee the restructuring of the struggling oil company over the next 18 months.

At the OWTU’s Public Policy Breakfast Forum at Paramount Building, San Fernando, yesterday, the union’s president general Ancel Roget gave an assurance to Petrotrin workers and the public that the restructuring exercise will now be in good hands due to the union’s involvement.

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.