Petrotrin workers back on the job

Petrotrin workers were back on the job on Friday as officials of the Oilfields Workers'  Trade Union prepares to meet with Petrotrin to discuss security concerns at the company's assets.

This means that the threat of a fuel shortage is no longer on the cards. 
On Thursday, approximately about 5,000 workers walked off the job shutting down operations. Petrotrin's fuel bond has a capacity to supply the country for two days and if the strike continued that supply was under threat.

OWTU warns of fuel shortage

A fuel shortage is looming in T&T as the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union shut down operations throughout the company’s production fields and refinery, citing unsafe working conditions today. 

Trinmar’s marine installations went down around 10 am as the OWTU served strike notice to Inland Offshore Contractors Limited (IOCL), one of three contractors which transports marine workers to the Trinmar offshore production fields in the Gulf of Paria. 

Petrotrin to implement contingency measures for OWTU strike action

State-owned oil company, Petrotrin says it is putting contingency measures in place to address a strike by Petrotrin workers tomorrow.

Petrotrin says the union served a strike notice on one of Petrotrin's contractors, that could disrupt the company's service.

Petrotrin issued the following statement today.