It's official! TSTT serves retrenchment notices to over 500 workers

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. 

Petrotrin refinery spruced up to attract buyer

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.

Supermarket Association, Commissioner discuss security strategies

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.

Khan: Regular gas stock will last until December

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 TSTT workers to be sent home

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.