State-owned TSTT has confirmed that over 500 workers have been given retrenchment notices today.
The company says this will involve both junior and senior staff.
The following is a statement by TSTT today.
"Today, Thursday 15 November, 2018, TSTT executed on a critical phase in its organizational transformation.
This phase involves 503 Junior and Senior staff employees receiving retrenchment notices along with payment in lieu of the 45 days’ notice.
As Petrotrin’s refinery becomes mothballed and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) are sent to the ‘world at large’, workers say an extensive facelift of the upgraded refinery is underway.
A source who requested anonymity said the 22 plants have been pressure washed and are looking better than they have ever looked in years.
The Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), led by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, have met with the board of the Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SATT), a statement by the Police Service said.
The meeting took place at the WITCO Boardroom today.
Commissioner Griffith, DCP ‘Operations’ Deodath Dulalchan, Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Lindon Greenidge of Fraud Squad, and Supt. Erica Prieto of the Municipal Police, held discussions with the board of SATT, regarding several matters of mutual interest.
This country has stocks of Regular gasoline to last until the end of this month and into December.
But the Government is still currently examining ways to determine how best this type of fuel can be imported in the small quantities being demanded, Energy Minister Franklin Khan said yesterday.
Speaking to members of the media at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain, however, Khan rubbished the notion that T&T is experiencing a “fuel situation.”
Over 100 workers are expected to be sent home as the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) begins the implementation of its “new structure.”
Confirmation of the move came via a letter from the company to the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) on Monday.
In the letter addressed to CWU secretary general Clyde Elder, dated November 12, a senior TSTT industrial relations manager outlined the changes to the CWU, which were reportedly discussed at a meeting on October 26.