The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing more than 92 million workers in 126 countries across the globe, declares its internationalist solidarity with the colleagues of OWTU in Trinidad and Tobago who have been waging an important struggle against the government’s plans to sale the assets of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago, and against the retrenchment of hundreds of workers.

As international class-oriented trade union movement, we have underlined on several occasions that the energy-producing resources are-and must continue to be- peoples’ property, as they have been built on the sweat and labour of many workers. As the OWTU affiliates stated, “the people who are turning the wheels of...

wftuThe World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, expresses its class solidarity with the workers of Trinidad and Tobago State Petroleum Company, Petrotrin, who have decided to go on a strike, defending their right to a wage increase.

As the OWTU representatives have pointed out, for the past six years, Petrotrin had offered zero-