As many as 2,000 workers could be facing the axe as the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) rebrands itself into the TSTT Group of Companies by November 1.
The company, according to the representing union, the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), said that number included the 1,600 to 1,700 permanent workers and an additional 200 or so casual and temporary workers.
As many Petrotrin employees made the journey to Aranjuez, San Juan, today to join the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union's Mother of All Marches against the company’s plans to retrench its workforce, the company began distributing termination letters earlier today.
The move comes three days before the Industrial Court is scheduled to receive the union's application of an injunction to halt the retrenchment exercise. It also comes as Parliament debates the 2019 national Budget.
We are live on the Brian Lara Promenade as the OWTU holds a rally to end it's 3-day march. View live on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CNC3Television/videos/178443959737487/
The third and final leg of the country's historic protest march by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) kicked off a short while ago from Aranjuez, San Juan.
OWTU president general Ancel Roget is leading the massive march, dubbed the “Mother of all Marches,” which consists of thousands of comrades from all the trade unions, including the PSA, FITUN, BIGWU, SWWTU, TIWU and CWU.
We're live as the OWTU has arrived in Aranguez.
Caroni Central MP, Dr Bhoe Tewarie believes Petrotrin workers are feeling dejected and this is why most of them failed to join the trade union movement in its three-day march from Pointe-a-Pierre to Port-of-Spain.
Even though over 4,700 workers are set to lose their jobs by November, only a few hundred people turned up for the Trade union's "monster march" in Central Trinidad on Thursday.
Speaking to the Guardian at a post-budget forum held at the Couva/ Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce seminar yesterday,
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.