68 NP workers set to return to work tomorrow

Sixty-eight workers of the National Petroleum Marketing Company (NP) will return to work around nine tomorrow morning after 17 months off the job, following their successful court ruling last week.

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a 2014 ruling of the Industrial Court for the workers to be reinstated.

OWTU President General Ancel Roget will join the workers as they return to the company tomorrow and will give an address prior to the workers reentering the compound.

OWTU is calling on T&TEC to evacuate workers from its POS distribution and Powergen facility

The Oilfield Workers Trade Union is calling on T&TEC to evacaute workers from its Port of Spain distribution and Powergen facility.
This following two explosions at the plant in December.
O-W-T-U representative Peter Burke told members of the media there are serious environmental concerns at the site.
He says the building not only has asbestos, but he believes the burnt transformer oil and fire suppressant gas at the building, is a possible threat to workers' health.

Pricesmart seeks meeting with OWTU

Retail supermarket chain, PriceSmart has issued a statement saying it is open to a meeting with the Oilfield Workers Trade Union as soon as possible to discuss their concerns. 

It follows a protest by the OWTU at PriceSmart's Movietowne, Port-of-Spain branch on Tuesday.

PriceSmart says it was never invited by the OWTU to sit down and discuss the issues.

The following is the statement from PriceSmart: