OWTU Calls on Yara to Settle
By Chantalé Fletcher
STANDING in solidarity, workers of YARA Trinidad Limited and their union representative, Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) delivered a letter to management over unresolved collective bargaining periods.
OWTU President Ancel Roget said, “We are prepared to do all that is necessary within the law and industrial relations to settle these negotiations. We are not prepared to allow this to go to court.”
Roget, along with other executives gathered with workers on Thursday morning outside YARA in Savonetta, Couva, to deliver a new proposal for 2022 to 2025.
He said the union brought forward again a proposal for 2019 to 2022, which the company has not honoured or responded to properly.
“We are in a time with very high ammonia prices, and therefore there’s no time better to get what is justifiably the workers own than now,” Roget added.
He then vowed to ensure both periods of collective bargaining were treated with respect and dignity.