LOCAL workers hired by South Korean firm Samsung Engineering to help construct the Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) plant at Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery are demanding outstanding payments.
The former Samsung workers gathered at the refinery’s gates yesterday, seeking a meeting with management.
Eric Scott, spokesperson for the workers, said the protest followed several attempts to meet Samsung officials.
He said the former workers were demanding outstanding severance payments, as outlined in their contracts.
“There are some former workers who were there, also complaining of not receiving their retroactive payments from Petrotrin. They wanted (those in authority) to hear their cries because some of them were working for a year and in some cases two years and were sent home more than six weeks now, some three months ago, and have not yet received their severance payment,” he said.
Scott said the workers were released as construction of the plant was nearing completion.
Scott said 300-plus workers were awaiting severance payments.
A Samsung official said yesterday the company was aware of the former workers’ concerns and was expected to meet representatives this morning.