Steel Workers Union

FITUN supports Steelworkers

Trade Union FITUN says it supports the Steel Workers' Union of Trinidad and Tobago in their current advocacy for the reopening of Bids for the sale of the Steel Plant in Point Lisas. 
The union said, “We wish to declare that we stand in total solidarity with our comrades” The steelworkers protested on Tuesday at the Couva Roundabout in a bid to block the sale of the ArcelorMittal steel plant.

Union: ArcelorMittal closes T&T plant; 650 sent home with immediate effect

Reports that steel giant ArcelorMittal is shutting down its entire operations here in Trinidad and Tobago and that 650 workers are being sent home with immediate effect.

Union representative Rajkumar Narinesingh told CNC3 that the Steel Workers Union was just informed of this development around 11.30 this morning.

CNC3 has been told that the ArcelorMittal plant in Point Lisas has shut its doors. 

The union will host an urgent news conference at its offices in California to address the latest development.

CNC3 has reached out to ArcelorMittal for confirmation.

Arcellor Mittal lays off hundreds of workers with immediate effect

ArcelorMittal has laid off 480 workers with immediate effect.

Word first broke via a news release from the Steel Workers Union, which stated, "In correspondence to all it workers ArcelorMital lays off all employees with immediate effect, in the first instance from December 7th to January 15th 2016. (Only a few workers are to remain on the plant for maintenance purposes.)"

However the Company is saying that it unsuccessfully attempted to reach agreement with the union. It says because of the global market, it had no other choice but to make this decision.