Oil work­ers fil­ing for con­tempt against PETROTRIN

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - World/region -

PORT OF SPAIN – The Oil­field Work­ers Trade Union says it in­tends to file con­tempt of court pro­ceed­ings against the state-owned PETROTRIN, af­ter ac­cus­ing the oil com­pany of fail­ing to dis­cuss the man­ner through which new staff will be em­ployed at two new com­pa­nies.

The gov­ern­ment has an­nounced plans to shut down the loss-mak­ing PETROTRIN and re­place it with three new com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing Her­itage Pe­tro­leum Com­pany Ltd, and Paria Fuel Trad­ing Com­pany.

Last week, the In­dus­trial Court ruled that the com­pany vi­o­lated the In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Act by fail­ing in good faith to treat and to en­ter into ne­go­ti­a­tions with the union for the pur­pose of col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing, par­tic­u­larly, the shut­down of the com­pany and the re­trench­ment of its 4 700 em­ploy­ees.

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