The energy minister is denying that the Oilfield Workers Trade Union proposed a pay cut for Petrotrin employees.
This was revealed as the opposition questioned whether the government was considering the suggestion.
But in the Senate this afternoon, Minister Franklin Khan described the idea of a pay cut as "flimsy at best."
Also in the Senate, the labour minister confirms retrenchment at TCL.
Reporter Ria Rambally has the details.