Petrotrin to implement contingency measures for OWTU strike action

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 16:15

State-owned oil company, Petrotrin says it is putting contingency measures in place to address a strike by Petrotrin workers tomorrow.

Petrotrin says the union served a strike notice on one of Petrotrin's contractors, that could disrupt the company's service.

Petrotrin issued the following statement today.

"Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) has been advised that the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) has served Notice to take Strike Action to Inland Offshore Contractors Limited (IOCL) indicating this action becomes effective tomorrow-2016 October 20 from 10:00 am.

IOCL is one of the three main contractors providing marine transport to Petrotrin’s Trinmar operations.

Reliable transport is critical to ensuring our effectiveness in servicing our offshore installations.

Petrotrin is therefore monitoring the situation closely and contingency measures will be implemented as required to limit the impact of the expected disruption in service. 

In light of the low oil prices and the need for Petrotrin to sustain and increase its current oil production levels, the Company will do all in its power to manage this situation in order to fulfill its obligations to all stakeholders."