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BP pricing arrangement causes job losses in Trinidad & Tobago

17 March, 2020The Oilfields Workers of Trinidad and Tobago is calling on the multinational BP to renegotiate a new pricing formula agreed with state-owned energy company which is damaging the fragile island economy. Companies in the petrochemical and manufacturing sector are struggling to cope with the sharp increase in price, and this has led to plant closures and job losses.

Trinidad and Tobago unions unite in opposition to refinery sell off plan

5 September, 2018Unions in Trinidad and Tobago are calling for a national shutdown this Friday against government plans to close the Petrotrin refinery. A government minister has warned that workers who take action could be fined or imprisoned.

“Back to the plantation!” Union fights refinery closure in Trinidad and Tobago

29 August, 2018The Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) is opposing plans by the government of Trinidad and Tobago to close a refinery belonging to national oil company Petrotrin, with the loss of at least 2,500 jobs.

Trinidad and Tobago: OWTU protest at possible job cuts at Petrotrin

17 January, 2018Trinidad and Tobago’s government recently announced a restructuring of state-owned oil company Petrotrin, which is in debt due to the fall in oil prices and unpaid taxes. In response, IndustriALL affiliate OWTU is organizing protests at Petrotrin’s Trinmar offshore operations at Point Fortin.

Trinidad &Tobago workers march for equality, jobs and justice

7 August, 2017Workers in Trinidad and Tobago marched through Port of Spain on 4 August to demand a more equal society, measures to combat unemployment and justice to reduce crime.

Trinidad and Tobago workers demand health and safety

13 April, 2017Trade unions in Trinidad and Tobago held a demonstration to demand decent health and safety at work conditions

Trinidad oil workers’ union wins pay increase

12 January, 2017IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Trinidad and Tobago, has won a hard-fought battle for a pay rise, after 5,000 oil workers threatened strike action against state oil company Petrotrin. 

Major strike looms at Trinidad oil company

5 January, 2017Some 5,000 oil workers in Trinidad and Tobago are poised for strike action over attempts by the state-owned oil company to impose a six-year wage freeze.

IndustriALL builds presence in the Caribbean

6 December, 2016An IndustriALL Caribbean regional council has been created to strengthen ties between unions and IndustriALL's presence in the sub-region.

Steel workers in Trinidad and Tobago stand up and fight for their rights

28 April, 2016Steel workers in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago are standing up and fighting for their jobs and their rights in the midst of the steel crisis gripping the country.