Public Utilities Minister Ancil Antoine dismissed claims by leader of the Oil Workers Trade Union (OWTU), Ancil Roget, regarding corruption within the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC).
Speaking to media during a tour of the Guanapo Landfill yesterday, Antoine said that claims that equipment and jobs are being allegedly being given to T&TEC contract workers instead of permanent employees are untrue.
The OWTU staged a protest earlier this month calling for Antoine’s removal after word that permanent employees may be replaced by contract workers.
Minister Antoine said he is open to meeting with the Union to discuss the matter moving forward.
Earlier this month workers protested outside of Ministry’s Port of Spain headquarters in response to claims that a shortage of materials at T&TEC was the result of external contractors being hired to complete jobs.
However, T&TEC responded that the shortage was the result of a new system whereby workers were being used to retain and reuse certain materials in order to reduce wastage.
That story courtesy Looptt