The OWTU has been granted an injunction by the Industrial Court barring Petrotrin from beginning the process of terminating workers.
That is until a substantive complaint brought against the company for allegedly committing an industrial relations offence is determined.
The OWTU is alleging that Petrotrin committed the offence by failing to consult with it before taking the decision to close the company and send home almost 5,000 workers.
Caroni Central MP, Dr Bhoe Tewarie believes Petrotrin workers are feeling dejected and this is why most of them failed to join the trade union movement in its three-day march from Pointe-a-Pierre to Port-of-Spain.
Even though over 4,700 workers are set to lose their jobs by November, only a few hundred people turned up for the Trade union's "monster march" in Central Trinidad on Thursday.
Speaking to the Guardian at a post-budget forum held at the Couva/ Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce seminar yesterday,
The Joint Trade Union Movement will match for three days in an attempt to convince Government to change their minds on the closure of the Petrotrin refinery.
The march, titled 'Oil Joins Sugar: The Mother of all Marches,' will begin in Point-a-Pierre next Wednesday, Oilfield Workers Trade Union President General Ancel Roget said outside the Ministry of Finance earlier today.