The Oilfield’s Workers Trade Union (OWTU) wants Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his inter-ministerial committee, to intervene in discussions to have the refinery sale finalised before the general election.
OWTU President, Ancil Roget, said it feels like there’s support for the non-closure of this deal, as negotiations are being hindered.
He said “unseen hands are trying to stall or stop Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Limited from acquiring and operating the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery and port.”
But he warns, they have been patient for too long and will not be stepping away from this deal now.
Roget is calling on Rowley to take control of what is happening at those discussions between the Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Company (TPHL) team, the Patriotic directors and their legal representative.
Roget said he hoped this is not a political caper, because tens of millions of dollars of OWTU’s savings had been invested in this project.