The OWTU has been granted an injunction by the Industrial Court barring Petrotrin from beginning the process of terminating workers.
That is until a substantive complaint brought against the company for allegedly committing an industrial relations offence is determined.
The OWTU is alleging that Petrotrin committed the offence by failing to consult with it before taking the decision to close the company and send home almost 5,000 workers.
The Government is attempting to intervene in the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU)'s application for an injunction stopping Petrotrin from starting the process of terminating workers.
Lawyers for the State indicated their intention as the application came up for hearing before a five member panel of the Industrial Court, at the court's headquarters in Port-of-Spain, this morning.
High Court judge Frank Seepersad has granted an injunction stopping President Anthony Carmona from appointing two new judges today on the advice of the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC).
The injunction followed a late sitting of the court that ran into this morning.
Attorneys representing a former government minister Devant Maharaj sought the last-minute injunction to stop the swearing-in of two new judges.
The National Gas Company is denying media reports that the High Court injunction awarded in its favour against Super Industrial Services Limited, has been discontinued.
In a statement issued today, NGC is warning about a possible breach of an order of the High Court.
The following is NGC's statement:
WIN Caribbean Limited has until Monday to pay the Telecommunications Authority $5 million in fees, or shut down its television and radio stations.
Lawyers representing the owners of the media house failed to get an injunction from High Court Judge Vasheist Kokaram, to allow the continuance of operations beyond Monday when the TATT license expires.
The judge felt that WIN failed to raise a case that TATT is being unreasonable and unfair, in its bid to withhold a new license for failing to pay the fees and provide the necessary documentation for a renewal.