TSTT is advising that its “Main Complex” offices located at 57-67 Henry Street, Port of Spain, will remain closed until Thursday 7th June to facilitate critical repairs to key safety systems.
TSTT says that in order to minimize the disruption to staff and customers, the following arrangements have been put in place on an interim basis.
TSTT is distancing itself from a rotting pole that fell on and damaged a car in Arima on Wednesday.
TSTT says it conducted a full review of the incident immediately upon receiving the report and notes that all of TSTT's poles of a similar age to the pole which fell, are clearly marked with TSTT labeling.
It says, however, that the pole which fell was unmarked in this regard.
TSTT adds that the pole in question had street lighting accessories and ceramic fittings attached to it, which are inconsistent with any poles which TSTT owns.
TSTT says that during the recent closure of Lady Young Road as a result of a landslide, its TV service equipment on Lady Young Road was extensively vandalized.
The company issued a statement Wednesday saying that this impacted the service to its wireless TV customers.
It says this issue has been further compounded by similar incidents of vandalism at other TSTT TV service sites, including Poole.
TSTT says the overall effect has been a loss of access to 50% of the channels available to some wireless TV customers and a deterioration of service nationwide.
TSTT’s Executive Vice President HR, IR and Corporate Support Services Carol David yesterday made a report to police after members of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) showed up at her Savannah Drive home in Trincity, yesterday.
Graeme Suite, TSTT's senior manager, Brand, Public Relations and External Affairs, yesterday confirmed that a report was made to the police after some 20 CWU members showed up at David's home to protest.
State-owned TSTT is assuring that not a single worker will be retrenched following a decision to have third parties run its retail stores.
The statement comes after the Communication Workers Union criticized the move saying hundreds of workers will be sent home.
In the statement, TSTT confirms that it will redirect operations from nine retail centers.
He says as part of the process TSTT retail staff will be reassigned to other parts of the company.
TSTT has announced that it will be closed on Tuesday.
The company issued the following statement today.
"Due to the Tropical Storm Warning in effect, TSTT's Public Offices, Retail stores and all non-critical areas of operations will remain closed tomorrow - Tuesday 20th June.
The Company wishes to assure the public that all essential areas of the company’s operations will continue to function, so as to ensure that TSTT can support the important communications needs of our customers and in particular the various emergency response teams responsible for public safety.