PTSC staff call for reliable bus fleet, safer work environment

Marking the one-year death anniversary of their colleague who was gunned down at his workplace, staff from the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) on Monday staged a placard protest, calling for a reliable bus fleet and a safer work environment.

Standing outside of the PTSC bus terminal at Kings Wharf, San Fernando Monday, the workers called for a meeting with Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan.

$10,000 each and job reinstatement for 13 dismissed PSA workers

Four months after being dismissed, 13 PSA workers will be reinstated and compensated for damages.

Today, the Industrial Court ruled in favour of the employees and ordered that they be returned to their positions, paid their February-May salaries and $10,000 each for damages.

PSA president Watson Duke was accused of acting contrary to proper labour laws and outside of his authority when he dismissed the workers for wearing their representing union, BIGWU's, t-shirt. 

The incident occurred in February.

Healthcare workers to get backpay this week

The Ministry of Health says funds have been released by the Ministry of Finance for the payment of the remaining 50 percent arrears of salary to all eligible employees of the Regional Health Authorities who were previously paid the first 50 percent of the arrears. 

The announcement came via a media statement Monday evening.

The Ministry said cheques are being processed and it is anticipated that payment will be effected by the respective Regional Health Authorities between Thursday 6th April and Friday 7th April, 2017.

Petrotrin workers sing, pray before returning to work

Petrotrin workers have returned to work following yesterday's settlement with the management of the state-owned company.

The two parties agreed to a 5 percent settlement and the negotiations are to be concluded by the end of February.

Dozens of workers gathered outside Petrotrin's Pointe-a-Pierre compound this morning where they were addressed by union officials.

The workers then prayed and sang before proceeding to work.

The representing Oilfield Workers Trade Union had threatened to lead a strike beginning yesterday.