Trade Union FITUN says it supports the Steel Workers' Union of Trinidad and Tobago in their current advocacy for the reopening of Bids for the sale of the Steel Plant in Point Lisas.
The union said, “We wish to declare that we stand in total solidarity with our comrades” The steelworkers protested on Tuesday at the Couva Roundabout in a bid to block the sale of the ArcelorMittal steel plant.
Central Trinidad Steel Limited (Centrin) workers are protesting outside the company's compound in Point Lisas as some 200 workers are being sent home.
Several of the workers received retrenchment letters this morning after a 45-day notice of retrenchment period expired.
They are being represented by the Steel Workers Union of Trinidad and Tobago.
The retrenchment follows the decision by ArcelorMittal to lay off workers and closing its plant, because of the low price of steel prices internationally.