OWTU granted injunction by Industrial Court

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.

OWTU injunction hearing adjourned as State asks for AG to be involved

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. 

Injunction granted - High Court stops President from appointing two new judges today

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.

NGC denies media reports; SIS injunction stands

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 fails in court; must pay TATT $5 million by Monday or shut down

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.