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OWTU TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON PETROTRIN

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 30th, 2016, 11:22 am

...company gets a Wednesday ultimatum

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IF by Wednesday, the State-owned Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Petrotrin) fails to settle negotiations with the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU), there will be a complete shutdown of the company.

This was the threat made by OWTU's president general Ancel Roget who warned members of the public to stock up on fuel as there will be no fuel production for the three month strike.

Roget speaking to members of the media on Friday during a press conference held at the OWTU's headquarters in San Fernando said 89 per cent of some 5000 workers will be striking.

He said: “When we serve that strike notice, everybody will take notice.”

On Thursday, Petrotrin once again held negotiating sessions with the union that lasted more than 12 hours. It began at 11 a.m. and ended at 5 a.m. on Friday. Roget said the meeting meant nothing and Petrotrin offered the company no more than zero percent increase.

He said he thought the Minister of Finance Colm Imbert would have sent a proposal which could have bene reasonable to the union through the Petrotrin officials but there was no such thing.

Complaining that the Peoples National Movement (PNM) was treating the OWTU with the same disdain as the former administration, Roget said : “ It is the politics that dealt us, this unfair blow.”

He said the company still have between Friday and Tuesday to make a reasonable proposal to the union.

He added that when the strike begins, even if negotiations were settled it will still continue as workers are also calling for the removal of Petrotrin's management who he repeatedly said was incompetent.

“At some point in time, we will be vindicated for taking this position. If we bake the pie, we deserve a fair share of the pie.” he said.

Roget added : “ When that time comes (strike) we cannot guarantee a fuel supply. When you cannot get gasoline at the fuel stations, don't blame us.”

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Re: OWTU TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON PETROTRIN

Postby racedriverpro » December 30th, 2016, 11:30 am

Hmmmmm not gonna happen. The labour force will never get a free vacation in this country...

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Postby Dizzy28 » December 30th, 2016, 11:41 am

How much fuel can one stock up on anyhows??
And isn't there a provision in the Industrial Relations Act or one of those other Acts that allows for the TTDF to distribute fuel in the even of an emergency??

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Postby De Dragon » December 30th, 2016, 11:49 am

Dizzy28 wrote:How much fuel can one stock up on anyhows??
And isn't there a provision in the Industrial Relations Act or one of those other Acts that allows for the TTDF to distribute fuel in the even of an emergency??

It is unwise to store large amounts of gasoline without the appropriate precautions.

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Postby eurotuner » December 30th, 2016, 12:07 pm

Could imagine the gas stations, trinis so wild.

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Postby shake d livin wake d dead » December 30th, 2016, 12:08 pm

No gas means no work...longer holidays daz all

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Postby abbow » December 30th, 2016, 12:10 pm

lol...i know this cyakka would do this...i top up this morning...

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Postby racedriverpro » December 30th, 2016, 12:12 pm

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:No gas means no work...longer holidays daz all

Fingers crossed. Trying not to get my hopes up.

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Postby tr1ad » December 30th, 2016, 12:13 pm

Dizzy28 wrote:How much fuel can one stock up on anyhows??
And isn't there a provision in the Industrial Relations Act or one of those other Acts that allows for the TTDF to distribute fuel in the even of an emergency??


Yes others can access the bond if Petrotrin strikes

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Re: OWTU TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON PETROTRIN

Postby MG Man » December 30th, 2016, 12:37 pm

I find before they start negotiations, non-oilfield related public servants should know what wages their equivalents in Petrotrin earn first.....and then let's see who really gonna strike

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Postby hustla_ambition101 » December 30th, 2016, 12:44 pm

Agreed with MG......let everyone see how much they are all paid from top to bottom

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Postby bluesclues » December 30th, 2016, 1:04 pm

Emptying out one of my 400gallon water tank now. The man say stockup. Who have d number for the np truck man dey?

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Postby eliteauto » December 30th, 2016, 2:44 pm

bluesclues wrote:Emptying out one of my 400gallon water tank now. The man say stockup. Who have d number for the np truck man dey?


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Re: OWTU TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON PETROTRIN

Postby Allergic2BunnyEars » December 30th, 2016, 2:50 pm

Anybody panic buying yet? Strike notice means they going to give Petrotrin the heads up as to when the strike starting...so we have real time to fill up. Relax allyuh batty and don't panic.

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Postby matix » December 30th, 2016, 3:10 pm

These people like pests. They're already overpaid for minimal amount of work, always want better wages, always protesting.

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Re: OWTU TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON PETROTRIN

Postby Sunic » December 30th, 2016, 3:39 pm

Haha. Those Petrotrin peeps. They will shut down the place.

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Postby Sunic » December 30th, 2016, 3:40 pm

Haha. Those Petrotrin peeps. They will shut down the place.

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Postby Country_Bookie » December 30th, 2016, 5:11 pm

Dem workers could strike till dey retire or do Petrotrin what dey want. They know there wont be any consequences.....Industrial Court got their back 4 life!

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Postby 16 cycles » December 30th, 2016, 5:24 pm

Them going up against colm....Good luck to all of us...

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Postby desifemlove » December 30th, 2016, 6:23 pm

so what? people have every right to strike.,

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopher ... e097e55eb0

We ranked 3rd as the most lucrative salaries for oil and gas workers in the world... in 2003

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Postby De Dragon » December 30th, 2016, 6:39 pm

hustla_ambition101 wrote:Agreed with MG......let everyone see how much they are all paid from top to bottom

Can't compare industrial workers with pencil pushers in an office.

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Re: OWTU TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON PETROTRIN

Postby neilsingh100 » December 30th, 2016, 7:38 pm

Give them what they asking for and in 2017 when Petrotrin can't repay their bond let the creditors take control and fire all of them.

NGC workers took a salary freeze and last time I check they were still profitable so what make a loss making oil company special. It is clear the OWTU is out living their usefulness and time they understand the economic reality of the company and understand the company is on the brink on bankruptcy.

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Postby Numb3r4 » December 30th, 2016, 7:52 pm

They are also calling for the removal of the current Petrotrin president. Does anybody know the specific reason for his?

What justifies his removal, from what I gather he has had an other wise good career and solid professional life.

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Postby desifemlove » December 30th, 2016, 7:59 pm

I'm no expert in industrial relations, but then why do they warrant a wage increase? Yes, the existent agreement between them says so. but then unions and management ent stupud, and they have to both agree things and discuss things in good faith.

I bet Petrotrin workers get paid high salaries compared to many other public bodies, and can't employees exercise self-restraint on their personal spending? What is the OWTU's rationale for a pay increase?

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Postby MaxPower » December 30th, 2016, 8:31 pm

Neisha Wattley unaffected...

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Postby DVSTT » December 30th, 2016, 9:45 pm

What's Roget's monthly salary?
What perks does he enjoy as OWTU loud mouth?

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