OAS Construa workers are fed up of awaiting payment owed to them since January of this year, and have taken to the streets of Port of Spain to demonstrate their displeasure.
The workers, who provided labour on the $7.4 billion Solomon Hochoy Highway Extension project, are represented by the Oilfield and Trade workers Union.
In March, 860 of them were notified that they had been laid off, on top of being owed salary payments.
The workers are currently picketing the Ministry of Works and Transport’s London street Port of Spain office, demanding the Minister’s intervention in their plight.
Ozzi Warwick, OWTU Chief Education and Research Officer had this to say on the matter when News Power Now spoke with him on the ground.
He also lamented that successive governments have allowed multinational companies to come into our market and exploit our workers, with no recourse.
Ozzi Warwick, OWTU Chief Education and Research Officer.