Ancel Roget

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Ancel Roget argued : “Credit Suisse is prepared to pay the US$500 million upfront, which satisfied the condition in his last correspondence dated January 20, 2021. The minister did not say that all Credit Suisse wanted was the Government to issue transferable tax credits. Now, he said that, but he gave another flavour to it, that Credit Suisse will pay on the same day that the Government issues these transferable tax credits,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget insisted : “All we are asking for at this juncture is for that to be transferable. The Minister of Finance gave the impression that the Government will have to fork out some US$700 hard-earned, hard-to-get million to get this deal to go through. That’s erroneous, that is not so,” “The spin that was put on that is that what they asking for, their proposal will require the Government to put out US$700 million and the Government is not prepared to do that. That is not what is required” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget maintained : “What he did not say is that as we get those tax credits, from day one, once operations start, Patriotic will be paying on an annual basis US$75 to US$100 million in taxes,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At that desperate moment in the country, a proposal that comes before a country’s Minister of Finance he don’t analyse it himself, he gave it to the technocrats, he don’t advise himself. And when they come back with advice the nature of which we have just described this morning, there’s no taking a look at that, he accepts that,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “Those opportunities were dead in the water, especially this one, because as our bankers now come to the table with the money and with a proposal that is workable, a proposal that is feasible, it was dead in the water because as the Honourable Minister said, some of his technocrats advised him, he don’t advise himself,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We believe our proposal was not fairly examined and it was not fairly treated with but we are willing to allow ourselves to be held to a higher standard than the multinationals, and therefore, that is why our proposal will be more accommodating to Government revenue,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We’re still in the game but we need a new referee” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We call on the honourable Prime Minister, we call on you as perhaps the only person, in your capacity as leader of the Government of Trinidad & Tobago, to meet with us, to have your team meet with us and to examine the veracity of our claim, but more importantly, the commitment of Credit Suisse to close this,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “If you engage with me in earnest, you can’t be talking to somebody else. And how quick would you get somebody to come out of the woodwork and quickly restart this refinery now if you were not talking, or somebody wasn’t talking with somebody,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Even if you had a problem with that offer, why would you not respond to our letter to examine how this can be resolved once and for all?” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget asked : “The question is if nobody responds, what then?” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We have the money to restart. We accepted their offer in good faith. We accepted their offer from the Minister of Finance but the offer was not true it was not wholesome, it could not stand and because your offer couldn’t stand, the responsibility is on the Government to ensure that the process completes,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “They borrowed up to their throats and those who are holding the assets are not about to release those assets, and therefore that continues to be the issue,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “All the Government has to do is to make good on their commitment to remove the lien. If you can’t remove the lien to make good on your offer, tell the country that and then let us proceed with Credit Suisse to close this agreement,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is high time all workers impacted by mass retrenchment, rise in the cost of living, crime situation, lack of proper health care and a total sense of hopelessness in the country, it is high time that all workers come together in their own interests to defend their rights,” “Today there are complaints throughout the entire society of Trinidad and Tobago and the trade union movement has decided that the time for ramping up the fight-back is now so what you would have seen today is the first of many actions and events that will be hosted by the movement” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I want to proffer here this afternoon, respectfully, that the honourable Leader of the Opposition had one thing and one thing on her mind — that was to cause great injury and harm, I dare say, and attempt to deal a fatal blow to the acquisition process and to ensure that process does not see the light of day,” External link

cnc3 Friday, November 13, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “In our response to the RFP and to put in a bid, it had to have been for refinery and port facilities for it to make any sense. More than that, for it to make any economical and operational sense for it to benefit the company and for it to benefit Trinidad & Tobago. Therefore, it is a matter of public record that we would have placed a bid for the refinery and the port,” External link

cnc3 Friday, November 13, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Franklyn Khan ) : “Patriotic wishes to thank the Prime Minister for responding to our request for a proper evaluation to be done on our proposal. Our latest proposal properly addresses all three issues raised by the Honourable Minister of Finance Franklin Khan in his press conference including finance,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Ours is an attempt to get around the problem, or a challenge or a stumbling block which that has recognized during the process and we feel confident with a collaborative approach with the government and company we can overcome that challenge and close this acquisition process,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “It is our respectful view that they (the Inter-ministerial team) would not have afforded themselves enough time to go through in a comprehensive way all of the issues, the tenets of the proposal and therefore would not have afforded a proper response given the deadline (of October 31),” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are concerned but at the same time our request this morning is for the Government, in the interest of the country of Trinidad and Tobago, to stay their hands but at the same time give an opportunity for this latest proposal, which is in line with the minister’s offer, which seeks to get over the hurdle of the stumbling block that they have, allow for that to be properly evaluated,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Patriotic have suggestions as to how they could overcome this major challenge but was informed that they would have difficulties with those suggestions,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “This is not just for OWTU, this is not just for Patriotic, this is for Trinidad and Tobago and therefore ours is a firm commitment, reaffirmed on many occasions, to do all that is humanly possible and necessary to ensure that those assets remain in the hands of local Trinbagonians,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Franklyn Khan ) : “We are humbly requesting that at this point that the best way forward is for our latest proposal to go before this Cabinet-appointed independent committee so that they can scrutinise thoroughly all the areas to determine if we had come up short or if we indeed had all the requirements which we are saying with confidence that we had met all,” “We were taken by surprise (by Khan’s announcement Saturday) but we are still not throwing our hands in the air. We are confident that the body of work that was done can stand the scrutiny and see us through” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 2, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is our respectful view that they would not have afforded themselves enough time to go through in a comprehensive way all of those issues, the tenets of the proposal, and therefore would not have afforded a proper response given the deadline,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 2, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "We are humbly requesting that at this point that the best way forward is for our latest proposal to go before this independent Cabinet-appointed committee so that they can scrutinise thoroughly all the areas to determine if we had come up short, or if we indeed we had all the requirements which we are saying with confidence that we had met all" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "We are concerned that these documents are in the hands of the board, where these documents can end up, and who can be favoured with those documents" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "We were taken by surprise yesterday, but we are still not throwing our hands in the air. We are confident that the body of work that was done can stand the scrutiny and see us through" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "No one has left the table" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget added : ”Having satisfied all conditions which we’re ready to do,” “We’re on course with our part to ensure it comes through” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I want to make the point for those editors, those house ni**ers whose crying is for the 1 per cent and who for the establishment, advances the establishment’s position, that this morning, I as the president of the Joint Trade Union Movement is not calling for more money,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “There is a major disconnect between the announcement the Prime Minister makes, and what the team does at the table. So while he says in Santa Flora that we are close to closing and the union only have to sign his team perhaps has a different agenda,” “The agenda does not coincide with what the Prime Minister’s statement continues to be,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We’re very optimistic, and until something presents itself to puncture that optimism we will continue to be optimistic,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, July 24, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We take it as a profound duty to continue to educate and inform the public about every aspect of a process that is going to bring hope and real tangible benefits to the people of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, July 24, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Nobody will prevent the OWTU from going forward in this matter. And therefore, we look forward to the co-operating hands, the continued co-operating hands of those with whom we are discussing, the Government, to ensure that this process is completed and that jobs will be provided,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, July 24, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “With the highest degree of operational reliability and efficiency, Patriotic is going to guarantee a reliable supply of fuel for the local consumption and for foreign exports, Patriotic will bring back regular gasoline for the fishermen. Patriotic will contribute to arts, culture, the sports and to youth development,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I am no friend or supporter of this Government, but right is right and principle is principle, and therefore we insist that the Government’s foreign policy on the sovereign Republic of Venezuela is correct and therefore we totally support it,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “The Government ignored Labour’s Economic Alternative Plan and even their own Economic Advisory Board. The Minister of Finance raised the price of fuel, not once, not twice but three times,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Among those immigrants are hardened criminals and Venezuelan gang members who have now found it easy to continue their illegal activities of drugs, arms and prostitution in our country,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “She is attempting to undermine the former Petrotrin workers, by her recent actions. She has no problem if economic sanctions are imposed on our sovereign country,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We ask the supporters who are anxious to come out to please stay away this year. We don’t want the event to be skewed or derailed where detractors move from the focus of the message to point out a confrontation with the police. We are about law and order. We will not allow the detractors to have the benefit of saying we caused a resurgence of COVID 19. That’s why I am appealing to our comrades to stay away. Do not march. Let us not give them an opportunity to derail us,” “Absolutely no one in the country represents your interests. We have an agreement with the police and they will be there to maintain law and order” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We will be commenting on the performance of those who had that responsibility and those who have done things to provoke us and interfere with the labour class,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Workers can not be divided based on race, location, and worst of all by political affiliation,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “The new normal has to be respect,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Employers would exhaust every loophole to ensure workers cannot join the trade union of their choice,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are taking into consideration the well-being of every citizen in this country. Due to the severity of what we are facing, the union took the decision to postpone the Labour Day Primary School Competition which was initially scheduled to begin on 20th May,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “We are taking this very seriously and as we join with the rest of the world in seeking to bring an end to this pandemic, the OWTU stands committed to do our part. The situation is too uncertain going forward and we have to take all precautions,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “We have written to the Chairman of T&TEC as well as verbally and we are requesting a meeting. We are yet to have a response,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “that the ministry was pleased to report that it was a very productive meeting with the main objective being the re-start of the refinery. The next steps are the establishment of dedicated teams on both sides to achieve this mandate as well as a detailed inspection of the assets in transaction,” “You cannot expect to purchase an asset without first having a thorough inspection to determine two things: 1) the nature of the repairs to be conducted on the asset; 2) the current value of the asset, given the fact that that asset was taken out of service over one year ago,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “But at the same time, while they continue to endure the brunt of the economic burden in this country, nobody addresses their issue. And more specifically it is a mark of major disrespect to not begin the discussion as to how you are going to discharge that debt owed to all of these thousands and thousands of workers,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It’s a mad rush to send workers home. Several months ago, there was restructuring of the company. People met with the union to ensure there was cooperation with the company to have no displacement of workers. There are options to ensure workers’ jobs are preserved. They (Unilever) said they can no longer continue with the number of workers. No union likes to discuss sending home workers. If workers are sent home, it would add to the situation where thousands of workers (Yara/Petrotrin/TSTT/TCL) are losing their jobs” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “Workers are entitled to certain provisions and entitlements. You can’t be redundant if you have the job performed by someone else. You are sending workers home and then outsourcing labour. A lot of madness happening and the union has to bring some sanity. This is going to head to the Industrial Court (St Vincent Street), where the company would be found wanting” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We will speak about it at another time. We will have much to say about it” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We have not asked for, we have not been offered, we are not going to get engaged in negotiations in any way, shape or form...any kind of assistance from the Government. It is not coming from the Government,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At the appropriate time we will be announcing to the country who are all of the members of the consortium,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We will be stern, we will be swift to ensure that all workers are treated fairly, to ensure that all workers work safely, to ensure all workers put in more than a hard day’s work, to ensure proper compensation and proper pay. But we will not accept anything that resembles failure. Failure is not an option in Patriotic,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We did this with the focus on the country, knowing full well that if that refinery had got into any other hands, it would not have benefited Trinidad and Tobago. We would have struggled,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget noted : “State Power, Political Party Loyalty and advancing our Class Interest,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, July 26, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We should be treated no less than the Caroni workers, and Petrotrin has over 76,000 acres of land, and if you are displacing some 5,000 employees, you can very well apportion a plot of land to each employee who is so entitled” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 14, 2018 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We think it is an act of vengeance against the media with its sole purpose to silence the media from reporting to the public and carrying out its lawful responsibility. We condemn outright that vicious act against the media workers. We call for the swift prosecution of those who are found to be guilty in that regard and of course we condemn those who support it including the employers who are trying to defend their own questionable activities,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “And I can tell you they had quite a lot planned,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 15, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Their commitment just was not there,” “And, therefore, we got a commitment from the Prime Minister and information that those ministers were communicated to and instructed that they should meet with the labour movement.. and have discussions aimed at treating with all of the issues within the respective line ministries” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 15, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I can assure you that issue is far from over,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 15, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It’s a scam, it is corrupt and the people involved are the people who are finding favour with this People’s National Movement (PNM) government,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:50:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “And people signing off on this (receipt of the oil),” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:50:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “Somebody gave Dr Rowley the wrong advice for yet another occasion. Somebody in the Cabinet set up the Prime Minister, I want to believe that. This is a miss jump, not a misstep...For yet another occasion, the Government missed another opportunity to take on board a union representative to contribute,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added ( about Nigel Edwards ) : “What is the level of competence and or experience that Wilfred Espinet will have to bring to bear on Petrotrin’s decision making, policy implementing or direction given to allow for that company to benefit? We feel it is will be a rough road going forward if they do not recall Joel Harding who has no experience, Nigel Edwards, Wilfred Espinet and the likes,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “He needs to do this as (of) yesterday … You have a hodge-podge board … A chipboard placed together,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We do have serious misgivings about the way in which this was done,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 2, 2017 6:09:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We also called for an opportunity to give an input in the upcoming budget because we believe that budget will have measures suspected to be prescriptions handed out by the IMF and World Bank that will hurt the country. There is an alternative which the labour movement put forward, the Labours Economic Alternative Plan (LEAP) which will ease the pain of the country as the government seeks to balance revenue and expenditure. We want to say that it is not just about balancing the books. It is also about people” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:52:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget told : “He was well aware of the problems within NTAC,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “But who are these elites? You see, if we were not paying attention or in case we did not know, they are now so emboldened, that they have stepped forward to identify themselves as the smallest group, but the most powerful group, some 5,000 people that has total control over the rest of us,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget asked : “So elitist they are, that in the comfort of their own private enclaves, the discussion is how they are the Starbucks of the Caribbean. But wait, if they consider themselves the Starbucks of the Caribbean, then what names do they give the rest of the citizens, the descendants of slaves and indentured labourers, the ordinary working people, the poor and the vulnerable. What are they calling us?” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Let us identify these businesses. Where are these businesses throughout Trinidad and Tobago? Where are these businesses that trade under different names? As workers we use our hard earn dollars every day to support them against us. We must identify all of these businesses and begin a massive boycott and show them the power of the people, the real power of the rest of us,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At the same time you have a negotiations period before the court now for 2014-2017, it have two negotiations period before the court, 2011-2014 for which we are still waiting and 2014- 2017 before the court- that is the one we served strike notice on and so for the final year of 2011-2014, the company is saying that it should be implemented in the year 2019,” “Now obviously that could not have cut it with the union,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “to take control of the commanding heights of the economy,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “So consistent was that mission that we would have traversed that course mashing a lot of toes, mashing a lot of political corns and therefore it is absolutely no different today. Today they are here again, in fact they never left, so we would have exchanged our colonial masters for local masters. So you have those vultures, those corbeaux flying over state enterprise” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “While everyone else had a settlement in one way or the other, the Petrotrin situation...there was absolutely no settlement. So what we are dealing with here is the negotiation period for 2014 to 2017, and so very shortly, in a matter of months, this other negotiating period would have expired and having expired we will count two negotiating periods without their negotiations being completed,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is the politics that dealt us, this unfair blow” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “To suggest the issue of privatisation or any other option without first examining in thorough detail and discussing with the union about its plans for Petrotrin’s turnaround...to suggest that you want to put in other options before thoroughly examining that, we think that it is premature,” “We are clear on what is required and nobody will be allowed to take away Petrotrin from the hands of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. When you put it in private hands, it goes to the pockets and the bank accounts of the private interest” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Colm Imbert ) : “What happens at Petrotrin is vital to the rest of Trinidad and Tobago. At the end of that marathon session between OWTU and Petrotrin, conciliated at the Ministry of Labour, we are today nowhere closer to a settlement. We thought that he (Imbert) would have sent them with a position to close these negotiations, and no such approach was taken” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “So we have decided and we have confirmed that conciliation comes to an end on the 3rd of January, that is next Tuesday. The period of conciliation would have expired. The OWTU has taken the decision that we are not going to go for any extension and that on Wednesday morning, bright and early, we are going to serve official strike notice on the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is a political issue that the Government must address because it was the politics that dealt us this unfair blow. And, therefore, in the interest of equity and fairness and decency, in the interest of having all workers benefit in the same way, the Government ought to take a political decision and address this issue” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At some point in time, we will be vindicated for taking this position. If we bake the pie, we deserve a fair share of the pie,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “When that time comes (strike), we cannot guarantee a fuel supply. When you cannot get gasoline at the fuel stations, don’t blame us” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “To suggest the issue of privatisation or any other option without first examining in thorough detail and discussing with the union about its plans for PETROTRIN’s turnaround…to suggest that you want to put in other options before thoroughly examining that, we think that it is premature,” “We are clear on what is required and nobody will be allowed to take away PETROTRIN from the hands of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. When you put it in private hands, it goes to the pockets and the bank accounts of the private interest” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “To suggest the issue of privatisation or any other option without first examining in thorough detail and discussing with the union about its plans for Petrotrin’s turnaround … to suggest that you want to put in other options before thoroughly examining that, we think that it is premature,” “We are clear on what is required and nobody will be allowed to take away PETROTRIN from the hands of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. When you put it in private hands, it goes to the pockets and the bank accounts of the private interest,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:22:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “The view was that if Petrotrin has to pay a rate increase to workers, the government has to borrow and the country will get a bad rating. But we have proven that all of that is not so,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “If it becomes necessary for us to call you out at a moment’s notice, be prepared to respond. Because it is that type of response which will move mountains,” “Make sure you keep your eyes on the 28th of February,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We thought that we could accept such an advice to bring closure and full settlement of this whole issue but we are also observing the posturing of the Minister of Finance who is refusing an offer that says the Government does not have to put out one cent with respect to the back pay as a result of a wage settlement,” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 9, 2017 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “There are a number of issues that we need to put on the table, the least being the whole question of the plant, equipment and machinery. When you take them down over a period of time they are going to deteriorate and there will be an additional cost to the company as a result,” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 9, 2017 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “That back pay can be paid over a period of time when the company makes more money... then they will pay that debt. Petrotrin ought to be put in a position to realise it fullest potential and that can only happen when they get this issue behind them,” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 9, 2017 7:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "It's not just the Union must put the country first but also the Government. The Minister of Finance must put the country first," "The Minister of Finance who is also acting as the Ministry of Energy has been notably absent," External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 6, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "If there is no proposal or nothing amounting to zero, zero, zero that is disrespectful and we think that it should be off the table at this point'" External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 6, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are very hopeful that at some point not too long from now, these matters ought to be resolved. But we continue to insist that we need to treat the workers who provide this invaluable service to the nation with some level of respect,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, January 6, 2017 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “None of them run the refinery, none of them work in the producing fields, none of them put their lives and limbs at risk, but all of them benefit when we work and the ones that don’t benefit are the ones we are talking about here this morning,” External link

caribbean360 Thursday, January 5, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Exactly where his thinking is at at this point in time we cannot say,” “All we can say is what they said and they said that as recently as when we were coming up here for this meeting, he requested more information from them with respect to different costing levels” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, January 5, 2017 8:56:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Take notice, we want to warn and advise the motoring public to take precautionary measures and fill up as much as you can. Do as much motoring as you can between now and then because when that time comes, we cannot guarantee you a reliable supply of fuel,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “We have taken a decision that we are not going to go for any extension and next Wednesday bright and early we are going to serve official strike notice at the Petroleum company of Trinidad and Tobago. When that happens...then and only then, the public at large will understand that when workers walk out the refinery and leave the producing fields and when workers leave offshore and all of them gather under the strike camp for the next three months, then the nation will recognize the importance of the input of these workers,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Therein lies another opportunity for government to make an intervention to save the day,” “We have decided and we have confirmed that conciliation comes to an end on the third of January. That is next Tuesday. Next Tuesday the period of conciliation would have expired. The OWTU has decided that we are not going to go for any extension. And that on Wednesday morning. Wednesday morning bright and early we are going to serve official strike notice on the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago” External link

tv6tnt Friday, December 30, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Then and only then the government and the public at large will understand, when the workers walk out the refinery. When the Workers leave the producing fields, when the workers leave offshore and all of them gather under their strike camp for the next three months everybody will recognize the importance of the input of those workers,” External link

tv6tnt Friday, December 30, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are negotiating directly with instructions coming from the Cabinet and the Ministers and that is what we are going to examine here this morning because the company asked, on the last occasion, for one week to get a mandate from the Minister of Finance since the Minister of Finance and the Cabinet said they did not have the authority,” “If it’s reasonable, we will examine it in its entirety and inform the workers and advise accordingly and if it is unreasonable, well of course we will reject it. Zero-zero- zero that is most unreasonable and we will reject that,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 30, 2016 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “What happened following is that they were requested to go to the line Ministry and the Minister of Finance and to get a proper response,” “We hold the Minister of Finance accountable for what will happen next in Petrotrin, we hold the Minister of Finance accountable and responsible in total for any form of austerity measure, any form of IMF conditionality,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 23, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We don’t want to do it, but we are forced to do it, and when we do it, don’t blame us. The cost of settling these negotiations are wide and sweeping,” “At the appropriate time, as night would follow day, if we did not get the appropriate response, not the one before the court, this issue is not before the Court, the issue which is before the Court is the period 2011-2014,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 23, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget declared : “Tomorrow afternoon we have a meeting set with the Ministry of Labour in San Fernando where the company was asked to go to the said Minister of Finance and come back with a reasonable response . We do not want the whole pie. We do not want half of the pie, quarter of the pie but for heaven’s sake, we having contributed to baking that pie we will not accept no pie for us,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “We are not prepared to waste time going backward and forward in any meeting, we are prepared to listen, we are prepared to have them respond and if their response is not satisfactory, we are prepared to shut the blasted place down,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are not prepared to waste time going backward and forward in any meeting, we are prepared to listen, we are prepared to have them respond and if their response is not satisfactory, we are prepared to shut the blasted place down,” “And when we do that we will be doing it legally and therefore we call upon them to do the responsible thing and get their mandate and their instructions from wherever they need to get it and have these negotiations resolved,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We want to warn the country to prepare for strike because if this does not resolve itself, Christmas or no Christmas, we are going to shut the place down,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are prepared to listen. We are prepared to have them respond and if their response is not satisfactory, we are prepared to shut the blasted place down,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget warned : “We are with a different approach. We will intensify this action and we might very well be back here with thousands of workers (who) are impacted by such a statement,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 9, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “We call on (them) to come out in strong condemnation against this unbridled frontal attack on the independence of the Industrial Court, its judges and also (against) lumping in the trade unions in some sort of collusion against business,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 9, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “Because the process to get recognition is so onerous, we have 80 per cent of employees being non-unionised,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are certain that there are thousands of people who have been sent home. We can pull together our statistics but we are certain that if we change the Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act and make it more unattractive for employers, then more workers jobs could be saved,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Indeed, I want to send a warning very early to the new Minister of Energy: If you are still with your own individual policy of the past, taking to the Ministry of Energy...that private interest trumps the national patrimony and national interests, then you have a problem with the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, November 4, 2016 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “This is a massive cover-up. If they do the investigation in a proper way, you will find the company is liable for the breach in security arrangements,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “If the Government don't hear, they will feel,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “For quite a while we have been calling for that with the sole intention to address all of the problems within the company because we have been saying that we are not only facing falling oil prices but we are facing falling production volumes,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “These workers are owed money and they ought to be paid at all costs. Those workers have commitments just like everybody else. Nidco would have fired OAS for whatever reason but our business is ensuring the workers are paid,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, August 19, 2016 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We agree that the highway must be completed but the workers who have already done work on it must be paid,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, August 19, 2016 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget charged : “We call for the company to say to its employees and give them the assurance that they (officials) are taking definitive steps to recover all of that money that was paid out and if that money was not entitled to them,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget charged : “Nothing for the worker and retirees and look what has been revealed. We can no longer accept that workers will not get anything. It is on the basis of the production of those workers that the company made money. We demand that these workers get a decent wage increase. We say so without fear of condemnation,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are very concerned, we are deeply moved and hurt. We want our money and we want our money now,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are not convinced that the board and minister are perusing aggressively those who are accused of wrong-doing. We had been raising those issues between 2010 and 2015 even as they continued to reorganise the company’s operations with no discussions from the union,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “We believe these claims should be fully investigated” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We provide lights for everybody and a source of power for the country and if the workers are being disrespected and their jobs are being threatened and supported by the minister saying contract labour is preferred instead of the workers, you can very well expect a lot of action” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are about dealing with all of that and if we cannot work in the bright light, we will do it without the light” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget repeated : “When you have a minister who has a preference for contract work rather than permanent and competent employees, what in fact will happen both by the workers reaction and allowing contract workers to do their jobs, he is not guaranteeing a reliable supply of electricity” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We provide lights for everybody and a source of power for the country and if the workers are being disrespected and their jobs are being threatened and supported by the minister saying contract labour is preferred instead of the workers, you can very well expect a lot of action” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are about dealing with all of that and if we cannot work in the bright light, we will do it without the light” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget repeated : “When you have a minister who has a preference for contract work rather than permanent and competent employees, what in fact will happen both by the workers reaction and allowing contract workers to do their jobs, he is not guaranteeing a reliable supply of electricity” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Instructions were given to put them in top-level positions. Some of them had absolutely no interview at all. Some of those jobs were not even advertised,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Workers from ArcelorMittal, Tube City, Centrin, OAS and so many others are today unjustly and unevenly yoked with this massive burden of adjustment,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are very unhappy with the way things are going,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 20, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget pointed out ( about Protection ) : “We demand Job Security and Protection for all Workers” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 20, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “People feel less safe today than before,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 20, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “One of the sad things that we continue to experience today is that most of these benefits, indeed all of these benefits that were gained through these relentless struggles, have been taken for granted by workers,” “And certainly they have very little or no appreciation for the history of why and how these benefits came about” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, June 20, 2016 5:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Anil Roberts ) : “The danger of this omission is that it could create a type of illusion that they may very well be seen by some as an alternative and that must never ever happen again. You see, there are those who would want us to forget what the UNC did over the last five years, even as they conveniently hold on to issues of the past many decades later,” “They want us to forget about Anil Roberts and ‘Shoppin Toppin.’ They are very silent about Ramlogan and Rambachan, and they certainly want us to forget about SIS, Kallco and the multi-billion dollar contracts” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, June 20, 2016 5:21:00 AM EAT



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Ancel Roget argued : “Credit Suisse is prepared to pay the US$500 million upfront, which satisfied the condition in his last correspondence dated January 20, 2021. The minister did not say that all Credit Suisse wanted was the Government to issue transferable tax credits. Now, he said that, but he gave another flavour to it, that Credit Suisse will pay on the same day that the Government issues these transferable tax credits,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget insisted : “All we are asking for at this juncture is for that to be transferable. The Minister of Finance gave the impression that the Government will have to fork out some US$700 hard-earned, hard-to-get million to get this deal to go through. That’s erroneous, that is not so,” “The spin that was put on that is that what they asking for, their proposal will require the Government to put out US$700 million and the Government is not prepared to do that. That is not what is required” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget maintained : “What he did not say is that as we get those tax credits, from day one, once operations start, Patriotic will be paying on an annual basis US$75 to US$100 million in taxes,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At that desperate moment in the country, a proposal that comes before a country’s Minister of Finance he don’t analyse it himself, he gave it to the technocrats, he don’t advise himself. And when they come back with advice the nature of which we have just described this morning, there’s no taking a look at that, he accepts that,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “Those opportunities were dead in the water, especially this one, because as our bankers now come to the table with the money and with a proposal that is workable, a proposal that is feasible, it was dead in the water because as the Honourable Minister said, some of his technocrats advised him, he don’t advise himself,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We believe our proposal was not fairly examined and it was not fairly treated with but we are willing to allow ourselves to be held to a higher standard than the multinationals, and therefore, that is why our proposal will be more accommodating to Government revenue,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We’re still in the game but we need a new referee” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We call on the honourable Prime Minister, we call on you as perhaps the only person, in your capacity as leader of the Government of Trinidad & Tobago, to meet with us, to have your team meet with us and to examine the veracity of our claim, but more importantly, the commitment of Credit Suisse to close this,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “If you engage with me in earnest, you can’t be talking to somebody else. And how quick would you get somebody to come out of the woodwork and quickly restart this refinery now if you were not talking, or somebody wasn’t talking with somebody,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Even if you had a problem with that offer, why would you not respond to our letter to examine how this can be resolved once and for all?” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget asked : “The question is if nobody responds, what then?” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We have the money to restart. We accepted their offer in good faith. We accepted their offer from the Minister of Finance but the offer was not true it was not wholesome, it could not stand and because your offer couldn’t stand, the responsibility is on the Government to ensure that the process completes,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “They borrowed up to their throats and those who are holding the assets are not about to release those assets, and therefore that continues to be the issue,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “All the Government has to do is to make good on their commitment to remove the lien. If you can’t remove the lien to make good on your offer, tell the country that and then let us proceed with Credit Suisse to close this agreement,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is high time all workers impacted by mass retrenchment, rise in the cost of living, crime situation, lack of proper health care and a total sense of hopelessness in the country, it is high time that all workers come together in their own interests to defend their rights,” “Today there are complaints throughout the entire society of Trinidad and Tobago and the trade union movement has decided that the time for ramping up the fight-back is now so what you would have seen today is the first of many actions and events that will be hosted by the movement” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I want to proffer here this afternoon, respectfully, that the honourable Leader of the Opposition had one thing and one thing on her mind — that was to cause great injury and harm, I dare say, and attempt to deal a fatal blow to the acquisition process and to ensure that process does not see the light of day,” External link

cnc3 Friday, November 13, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “In our response to the RFP and to put in a bid, it had to have been for refinery and port facilities for it to make any sense. More than that, for it to make any economical and operational sense for it to benefit the company and for it to benefit Trinidad & Tobago. Therefore, it is a matter of public record that we would have placed a bid for the refinery and the port,” External link

cnc3 Friday, November 13, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Franklyn Khan ) : “Patriotic wishes to thank the Prime Minister for responding to our request for a proper evaluation to be done on our proposal. Our latest proposal properly addresses all three issues raised by the Honourable Minister of Finance Franklin Khan in his press conference including finance,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Ours is an attempt to get around the problem, or a challenge or a stumbling block which that has recognized during the process and we feel confident with a collaborative approach with the government and company we can overcome that challenge and close this acquisition process,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “It is our respectful view that they (the Inter-ministerial team) would not have afforded themselves enough time to go through in a comprehensive way all of the issues, the tenets of the proposal and therefore would not have afforded a proper response given the deadline (of October 31),” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are concerned but at the same time our request this morning is for the Government, in the interest of the country of Trinidad and Tobago, to stay their hands but at the same time give an opportunity for this latest proposal, which is in line with the minister’s offer, which seeks to get over the hurdle of the stumbling block that they have, allow for that to be properly evaluated,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Patriotic have suggestions as to how they could overcome this major challenge but was informed that they would have difficulties with those suggestions,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “This is not just for OWTU, this is not just for Patriotic, this is for Trinidad and Tobago and therefore ours is a firm commitment, reaffirmed on many occasions, to do all that is humanly possible and necessary to ensure that those assets remain in the hands of local Trinbagonians,” External link

cnc3 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Franklyn Khan ) : “We are humbly requesting that at this point that the best way forward is for our latest proposal to go before this Cabinet-appointed independent committee so that they can scrutinise thoroughly all the areas to determine if we had come up short or if we indeed had all the requirements which we are saying with confidence that we had met all,” “We were taken by surprise (by Khan’s announcement Saturday) but we are still not throwing our hands in the air. We are confident that the body of work that was done can stand the scrutiny and see us through” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 2, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is our respectful view that they would not have afforded themselves enough time to go through in a comprehensive way all of those issues, the tenets of the proposal, and therefore would not have afforded a proper response given the deadline,” External link

trinidadexpress Monday, November 2, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "We are humbly requesting that at this point that the best way forward is for our latest proposal to go before this independent Cabinet-appointed committee so that they can scrutinise thoroughly all the areas to determine if we had come up short, or if we indeed we had all the requirements which we are saying with confidence that we had met all" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "We are concerned that these documents are in the hands of the board, where these documents can end up, and who can be favoured with those documents" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "We were taken by surprise yesterday, but we are still not throwing our hands in the air. We are confident that the body of work that was done can stand the scrutiny and see us through" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "No one has left the table" External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, November 1, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget added : ”Having satisfied all conditions which we’re ready to do,” “We’re on course with our part to ensure it comes through” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I want to make the point for those editors, those house ni**ers whose crying is for the 1 per cent and who for the establishment, advances the establishment’s position, that this morning, I as the president of the Joint Trade Union Movement is not calling for more money,” External link

cnc3 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “There is a major disconnect between the announcement the Prime Minister makes, and what the team does at the table. So while he says in Santa Flora that we are close to closing and the union only have to sign his team perhaps has a different agenda,” “The agenda does not coincide with what the Prime Minister’s statement continues to be,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, August 4, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We’re very optimistic, and until something presents itself to puncture that optimism we will continue to be optimistic,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, July 24, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We take it as a profound duty to continue to educate and inform the public about every aspect of a process that is going to bring hope and real tangible benefits to the people of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, July 24, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Nobody will prevent the OWTU from going forward in this matter. And therefore, we look forward to the co-operating hands, the continued co-operating hands of those with whom we are discussing, the Government, to ensure that this process is completed and that jobs will be provided,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, July 24, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “With the highest degree of operational reliability and efficiency, Patriotic is going to guarantee a reliable supply of fuel for the local consumption and for foreign exports, Patriotic will bring back regular gasoline for the fishermen. Patriotic will contribute to arts, culture, the sports and to youth development,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I am no friend or supporter of this Government, but right is right and principle is principle, and therefore we insist that the Government’s foreign policy on the sovereign Republic of Venezuela is correct and therefore we totally support it,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “The Government ignored Labour’s Economic Alternative Plan and even their own Economic Advisory Board. The Minister of Finance raised the price of fuel, not once, not twice but three times,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Among those immigrants are hardened criminals and Venezuelan gang members who have now found it easy to continue their illegal activities of drugs, arms and prostitution in our country,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “She is attempting to undermine the former Petrotrin workers, by her recent actions. She has no problem if economic sanctions are imposed on our sovereign country,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We ask the supporters who are anxious to come out to please stay away this year. We don’t want the event to be skewed or derailed where detractors move from the focus of the message to point out a confrontation with the police. We are about law and order. We will not allow the detractors to have the benefit of saying we caused a resurgence of COVID 19. That’s why I am appealing to our comrades to stay away. Do not march. Let us not give them an opportunity to derail us,” “Absolutely no one in the country represents your interests. We have an agreement with the police and they will be there to maintain law and order” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We will be commenting on the performance of those who had that responsibility and those who have done things to provoke us and interfere with the labour class,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Workers can not be divided based on race, location, and worst of all by political affiliation,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “The new normal has to be respect,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Employers would exhaust every loophole to ensure workers cannot join the trade union of their choice,” External link

cnc3 Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:23:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are taking into consideration the well-being of every citizen in this country. Due to the severity of what we are facing, the union took the decision to postpone the Labour Day Primary School Competition which was initially scheduled to begin on 20th May,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “We are taking this very seriously and as we join with the rest of the world in seeking to bring an end to this pandemic, the OWTU stands committed to do our part. The situation is too uncertain going forward and we have to take all precautions,” External link

cnc3 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “We have written to the Chairman of T&TEC as well as verbally and we are requesting a meeting. We are yet to have a response,” External link

cnc3 Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “that the ministry was pleased to report that it was a very productive meeting with the main objective being the re-start of the refinery. The next steps are the establishment of dedicated teams on both sides to achieve this mandate as well as a detailed inspection of the assets in transaction,” “You cannot expect to purchase an asset without first having a thorough inspection to determine two things: 1) the nature of the repairs to be conducted on the asset; 2) the current value of the asset, given the fact that that asset was taken out of service over one year ago,” External link

trinidadexpress Friday, February 14, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “But at the same time, while they continue to endure the brunt of the economic burden in this country, nobody addresses their issue. And more specifically it is a mark of major disrespect to not begin the discussion as to how you are going to discharge that debt owed to all of these thousands and thousands of workers,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It’s a mad rush to send workers home. Several months ago, there was restructuring of the company. People met with the union to ensure there was cooperation with the company to have no displacement of workers. There are options to ensure workers’ jobs are preserved. They (Unilever) said they can no longer continue with the number of workers. No union likes to discuss sending home workers. If workers are sent home, it would add to the situation where thousands of workers (Yara/Petrotrin/TSTT/TCL) are losing their jobs” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “Workers are entitled to certain provisions and entitlements. You can’t be redundant if you have the job performed by someone else. You are sending workers home and then outsourcing labour. A lot of madness happening and the union has to bring some sanity. This is going to head to the Industrial Court (St Vincent Street), where the company would be found wanting” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We will speak about it at another time. We will have much to say about it” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We have not asked for, we have not been offered, we are not going to get engaged in negotiations in any way, shape or form...any kind of assistance from the Government. It is not coming from the Government,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At the appropriate time we will be announcing to the country who are all of the members of the consortium,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We will be stern, we will be swift to ensure that all workers are treated fairly, to ensure that all workers work safely, to ensure all workers put in more than a hard day’s work, to ensure proper compensation and proper pay. But we will not accept anything that resembles failure. Failure is not an option in Patriotic,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, November 16, 2019 5:53:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We did this with the focus on the country, knowing full well that if that refinery had got into any other hands, it would not have benefited Trinidad and Tobago. We would have struggled,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:46:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget noted : “State Power, Political Party Loyalty and advancing our Class Interest,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, July 26, 2019 1:07:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We should be treated no less than the Caroni workers, and Petrotrin has over 76,000 acres of land, and if you are displacing some 5,000 employees, you can very well apportion a plot of land to each employee who is so entitled” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 14, 2018 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We think it is an act of vengeance against the media with its sole purpose to silence the media from reporting to the public and carrying out its lawful responsibility. We condemn outright that vicious act against the media workers. We call for the swift prosecution of those who are found to be guilty in that regard and of course we condemn those who support it including the employers who are trying to defend their own questionable activities,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “And I can tell you they had quite a lot planned,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 15, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Their commitment just was not there,” “And, therefore, we got a commitment from the Prime Minister and information that those ministers were communicated to and instructed that they should meet with the labour movement.. and have discussions aimed at treating with all of the issues within the respective line ministries” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 15, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “I can assure you that issue is far from over,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, September 15, 2017 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It’s a scam, it is corrupt and the people involved are the people who are finding favour with this People’s National Movement (PNM) government,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:50:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “And people signing off on this (receipt of the oil),” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:50:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Keith Rowley ) : “Somebody gave Dr Rowley the wrong advice for yet another occasion. Somebody in the Cabinet set up the Prime Minister, I want to believe that. This is a miss jump, not a misstep...For yet another occasion, the Government missed another opportunity to take on board a union representative to contribute,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added ( about Nigel Edwards ) : “What is the level of competence and or experience that Wilfred Espinet will have to bring to bear on Petrotrin’s decision making, policy implementing or direction given to allow for that company to benefit? We feel it is will be a rough road going forward if they do not recall Joel Harding who has no experience, Nigel Edwards, Wilfred Espinet and the likes,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “He needs to do this as (of) yesterday … You have a hodge-podge board … A chipboard placed together,” External link

trinidadexpress Tuesday, September 5, 2017 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We do have serious misgivings about the way in which this was done,” External link

trinidadexpress Saturday, September 2, 2017 6:09:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We also called for an opportunity to give an input in the upcoming budget because we believe that budget will have measures suspected to be prescriptions handed out by the IMF and World Bank that will hurt the country. There is an alternative which the labour movement put forward, the Labours Economic Alternative Plan (LEAP) which will ease the pain of the country as the government seeks to balance revenue and expenditure. We want to say that it is not just about balancing the books. It is also about people” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:52:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget told : “He was well aware of the problems within NTAC,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “But who are these elites? You see, if we were not paying attention or in case we did not know, they are now so emboldened, that they have stepped forward to identify themselves as the smallest group, but the most powerful group, some 5,000 people that has total control over the rest of us,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget asked : “So elitist they are, that in the comfort of their own private enclaves, the discussion is how they are the Starbucks of the Caribbean. But wait, if they consider themselves the Starbucks of the Caribbean, then what names do they give the rest of the citizens, the descendants of slaves and indentured labourers, the ordinary working people, the poor and the vulnerable. What are they calling us?” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Let us identify these businesses. Where are these businesses throughout Trinidad and Tobago? Where are these businesses that trade under different names? As workers we use our hard earn dollars every day to support them against us. We must identify all of these businesses and begin a massive boycott and show them the power of the people, the real power of the rest of us,” External link

newsday-tt Sunday, July 30, 2017 10:08:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At the same time you have a negotiations period before the court now for 2014-2017, it have two negotiations period before the court, 2011-2014 for which we are still waiting and 2014- 2017 before the court- that is the one we served strike notice on and so for the final year of 2011-2014, the company is saying that it should be implemented in the year 2019,” “Now obviously that could not have cut it with the union,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “to take control of the commanding heights of the economy,” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “So consistent was that mission that we would have traversed that course mashing a lot of toes, mashing a lot of political corns and therefore it is absolutely no different today. Today they are here again, in fact they never left, so we would have exchanged our colonial masters for local masters. So you have those vultures, those corbeaux flying over state enterprise” External link

Triniad-guardian Saturday, February 4, 2017 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “While everyone else had a settlement in one way or the other, the Petrotrin situation...there was absolutely no settlement. So what we are dealing with here is the negotiation period for 2014 to 2017, and so very shortly, in a matter of months, this other negotiating period would have expired and having expired we will count two negotiating periods without their negotiations being completed,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is the politics that dealt us, this unfair blow” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “To suggest the issue of privatisation or any other option without first examining in thorough detail and discussing with the union about its plans for Petrotrin’s turnaround...to suggest that you want to put in other options before thoroughly examining that, we think that it is premature,” “We are clear on what is required and nobody will be allowed to take away Petrotrin from the hands of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. When you put it in private hands, it goes to the pockets and the bank accounts of the private interest” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Colm Imbert ) : “What happens at Petrotrin is vital to the rest of Trinidad and Tobago. At the end of that marathon session between OWTU and Petrotrin, conciliated at the Ministry of Labour, we are today nowhere closer to a settlement. We thought that he (Imbert) would have sent them with a position to close these negotiations, and no such approach was taken” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “So we have decided and we have confirmed that conciliation comes to an end on the 3rd of January, that is next Tuesday. The period of conciliation would have expired. The OWTU has taken the decision that we are not going to go for any extension and that on Wednesday morning, bright and early, we are going to serve official strike notice on the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “It is a political issue that the Government must address because it was the politics that dealt us this unfair blow. And, therefore, in the interest of equity and fairness and decency, in the interest of having all workers benefit in the same way, the Government ought to take a political decision and address this issue” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “At some point in time, we will be vindicated for taking this position. If we bake the pie, we deserve a fair share of the pie,” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “When that time comes (strike), we cannot guarantee a fuel supply. When you cannot get gasoline at the fuel stations, don’t blame us” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “To suggest the issue of privatisation or any other option without first examining in thorough detail and discussing with the union about its plans for PETROTRIN’s turnaround…to suggest that you want to put in other options before thoroughly examining that, we think that it is premature,” “We are clear on what is required and nobody will be allowed to take away PETROTRIN from the hands of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. When you put it in private hands, it goes to the pockets and the bank accounts of the private interest” External link

trinidadexpress Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “To suggest the issue of privatisation or any other option without first examining in thorough detail and discussing with the union about its plans for Petrotrin’s turnaround … to suggest that you want to put in other options before thoroughly examining that, we think that it is premature,” “We are clear on what is required and nobody will be allowed to take away PETROTRIN from the hands of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. When you put it in private hands, it goes to the pockets and the bank accounts of the private interest,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:22:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “The view was that if Petrotrin has to pay a rate increase to workers, the government has to borrow and the country will get a bad rating. But we have proven that all of that is not so,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “If it becomes necessary for us to call you out at a moment’s notice, be prepared to respond. Because it is that type of response which will move mountains,” “Make sure you keep your eyes on the 28th of February,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, January 11, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We thought that we could accept such an advice to bring closure and full settlement of this whole issue but we are also observing the posturing of the Minister of Finance who is refusing an offer that says the Government does not have to put out one cent with respect to the back pay as a result of a wage settlement,” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 9, 2017 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “There are a number of issues that we need to put on the table, the least being the whole question of the plant, equipment and machinery. When you take them down over a period of time they are going to deteriorate and there will be an additional cost to the company as a result,” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 9, 2017 9:41:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “That back pay can be paid over a period of time when the company makes more money... then they will pay that debt. Petrotrin ought to be put in a position to realise it fullest potential and that can only happen when they get this issue behind them,” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, January 9, 2017 7:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "It's not just the Union must put the country first but also the Government. The Minister of Finance must put the country first," "The Minister of Finance who is also acting as the Ministry of Energy has been notably absent," External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 6, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : "If there is no proposal or nothing amounting to zero, zero, zero that is disrespectful and we think that it should be off the table at this point'" External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, January 6, 2017 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are very hopeful that at some point not too long from now, these matters ought to be resolved. But we continue to insist that we need to treat the workers who provide this invaluable service to the nation with some level of respect,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, January 6, 2017 8:52:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “None of them run the refinery, none of them work in the producing fields, none of them put their lives and limbs at risk, but all of them benefit when we work and the ones that don’t benefit are the ones we are talking about here this morning,” External link

caribbean360 Thursday, January 5, 2017 8:04:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Exactly where his thinking is at at this point in time we cannot say,” “All we can say is what they said and they said that as recently as when we were coming up here for this meeting, he requested more information from them with respect to different costing levels” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, January 5, 2017 8:56:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Take notice, we want to warn and advise the motoring public to take precautionary measures and fill up as much as you can. Do as much motoring as you can between now and then because when that time comes, we cannot guarantee you a reliable supply of fuel,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “We have taken a decision that we are not going to go for any extension and next Wednesday bright and early we are going to serve official strike notice at the Petroleum company of Trinidad and Tobago. When that happens...then and only then, the public at large will understand that when workers walk out the refinery and leave the producing fields and when workers leave offshore and all of them gather under the strike camp for the next three months, then the nation will recognize the importance of the input of these workers,” External link

newsday-tt Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:36:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Therein lies another opportunity for government to make an intervention to save the day,” “We have decided and we have confirmed that conciliation comes to an end on the third of January. That is next Tuesday. Next Tuesday the period of conciliation would have expired. The OWTU has decided that we are not going to go for any extension. And that on Wednesday morning. Wednesday morning bright and early we are going to serve official strike notice on the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago” External link

tv6tnt Friday, December 30, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Then and only then the government and the public at large will understand, when the workers walk out the refinery. When the Workers leave the producing fields, when the workers leave offshore and all of them gather under their strike camp for the next three months everybody will recognize the importance of the input of those workers,” External link

tv6tnt Friday, December 30, 2016 7:42:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are negotiating directly with instructions coming from the Cabinet and the Ministers and that is what we are going to examine here this morning because the company asked, on the last occasion, for one week to get a mandate from the Minister of Finance since the Minister of Finance and the Cabinet said they did not have the authority,” “If it’s reasonable, we will examine it in its entirety and inform the workers and advise accordingly and if it is unreasonable, well of course we will reject it. Zero-zero- zero that is most unreasonable and we will reject that,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 30, 2016 8:45:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “What happened following is that they were requested to go to the line Ministry and the Minister of Finance and to get a proper response,” “We hold the Minister of Finance accountable for what will happen next in Petrotrin, we hold the Minister of Finance accountable and responsible in total for any form of austerity measure, any form of IMF conditionality,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 23, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We don’t want to do it, but we are forced to do it, and when we do it, don’t blame us. The cost of settling these negotiations are wide and sweeping,” “At the appropriate time, as night would follow day, if we did not get the appropriate response, not the one before the court, this issue is not before the Court, the issue which is before the Court is the period 2011-2014,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 23, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget declared : “Tomorrow afternoon we have a meeting set with the Ministry of Labour in San Fernando where the company was asked to go to the said Minister of Finance and come back with a reasonable response . We do not want the whole pie. We do not want half of the pie, quarter of the pie but for heaven’s sake, we having contributed to baking that pie we will not accept no pie for us,” External link

newsday-tt Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “We are not prepared to waste time going backward and forward in any meeting, we are prepared to listen, we are prepared to have them respond and if their response is not satisfactory, we are prepared to shut the blasted place down,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are not prepared to waste time going backward and forward in any meeting, we are prepared to listen, we are prepared to have them respond and if their response is not satisfactory, we are prepared to shut the blasted place down,” “And when we do that we will be doing it legally and therefore we call upon them to do the responsible thing and get their mandate and their instructions from wherever they need to get it and have these negotiations resolved,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We want to warn the country to prepare for strike because if this does not resolve itself, Christmas or no Christmas, we are going to shut the place down,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are prepared to listen. We are prepared to have them respond and if their response is not satisfactory, we are prepared to shut the blasted place down,” External link

Triniad-guardian Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget warned : “We are with a different approach. We will intensify this action and we might very well be back here with thousands of workers (who) are impacted by such a statement,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 9, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget stated : “We call on (them) to come out in strong condemnation against this unbridled frontal attack on the independence of the Industrial Court, its judges and also (against) lumping in the trade unions in some sort of collusion against business,” External link

newsday-tt Friday, December 9, 2016 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “Because the process to get recognition is so onerous, we have 80 per cent of employees being non-unionised,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are certain that there are thousands of people who have been sent home. We can pull together our statistics but we are certain that if we change the Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act and make it more unattractive for employers, then more workers jobs could be saved,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:41:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Indeed, I want to send a warning very early to the new Minister of Energy: If you are still with your own individual policy of the past, taking to the Ministry of Energy...that private interest trumps the national patrimony and national interests, then you have a problem with the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, November 4, 2016 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “This is a massive cover-up. If they do the investigation in a proper way, you will find the company is liable for the breach in security arrangements,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, October 21, 2016 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “If the Government don't hear, they will feel,” External link

trinidadexpress Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:49:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “For quite a while we have been calling for that with the sole intention to address all of the problems within the company because we have been saying that we are not only facing falling oil prices but we are facing falling production volumes,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “These workers are owed money and they ought to be paid at all costs. Those workers have commitments just like everybody else. Nidco would have fired OAS for whatever reason but our business is ensuring the workers are paid,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, August 19, 2016 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We agree that the highway must be completed but the workers who have already done work on it must be paid,” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, August 19, 2016 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget charged : “We call for the company to say to its employees and give them the assurance that they (officials) are taking definitive steps to recover all of that money that was paid out and if that money was not entitled to them,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget charged : “Nothing for the worker and retirees and look what has been revealed. We can no longer accept that workers will not get anything. It is on the basis of the production of those workers that the company made money. We demand that these workers get a decent wage increase. We say so without fear of condemnation,” External link

newsday-tt Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are very concerned, we are deeply moved and hurt. We want our money and we want our money now,” External link

trinidadexpress Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:16:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are not convinced that the board and minister are perusing aggressively those who are accused of wrong-doing. We had been raising those issues between 2010 and 2015 even as they continued to reorganise the company’s operations with no discussions from the union,” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget added : “We believe these claims should be fully investigated” External link

Triniad-guardian Wednesday, August 10, 2016 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We provide lights for everybody and a source of power for the country and if the workers are being disrespected and their jobs are being threatened and supported by the minister saying contract labour is preferred instead of the workers, you can very well expect a lot of action” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are about dealing with all of that and if we cannot work in the bright light, we will do it without the light” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget repeated : “When you have a minister who has a preference for contract work rather than permanent and competent employees, what in fact will happen both by the workers reaction and allowing contract workers to do their jobs, he is not guaranteeing a reliable supply of electricity” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We provide lights for everybody and a source of power for the country and if the workers are being disrespected and their jobs are being threatened and supported by the minister saying contract labour is preferred instead of the workers, you can very well expect a lot of action” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are about dealing with all of that and if we cannot work in the bright light, we will do it without the light” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget repeated : “When you have a minister who has a preference for contract work rather than permanent and competent employees, what in fact will happen both by the workers reaction and allowing contract workers to do their jobs, he is not guaranteeing a reliable supply of electricity” External link

Triniad-guardian Friday, July 15, 2016 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Instructions were given to put them in top-level positions. Some of them had absolutely no interview at all. Some of those jobs were not even advertised,” External link

Triniad-guardian Thursday, July 14, 2016 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “Workers from ArcelorMittal, Tube City, Centrin, OAS and so many others are today unjustly and unevenly yoked with this massive burden of adjustment,” External link

newsday-tt Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:14:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “We are very unhappy with the way things are going,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 20, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget pointed out ( about Protection ) : “We demand Job Security and Protection for all Workers” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 20, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “People feel less safe today than before,” External link

newsday-tt Monday, June 20, 2016 8:35:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said : “One of the sad things that we continue to experience today is that most of these benefits, indeed all of these benefits that were gained through these relentless struggles, have been taken for granted by workers,” “And certainly they have very little or no appreciation for the history of why and how these benefits came about” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, June 20, 2016 5:21:00 AM EAT

Ancel Roget said ( about Anil Roberts ) : “The danger of this omission is that it could create a type of illusion that they may very well be seen by some as an alternative and that must never ever happen again. You see, there are those who would want us to forget what the UNC did over the last five years, even as they conveniently hold on to issues of the past many decades later,” “They want us to forget about Anil Roberts and ‘Shoppin Toppin.’ They are very silent about Ramlogan and Rambachan, and they certainly want us to forget about SIS, Kallco and the multi-billion dollar contracts” External link

Triniad-guardian Monday, June 20, 2016 5:21:00 AM EAT



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general55.05%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
head3.03%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
president13.64%EN09/15/201715/09/2017
leader14.14%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
trade union president general0.51%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
trade union president0.51%EN09/14/201714/09/2017
trade union leader0.51%EN08/21/201721/08/2017
boss2.02%EN08/19/201719/08/2017
trade union boss0.51%EN08/19/201719/08/2017
union leader1.52%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
president of jtum0.51%EN03/14/201714/03/2017
general of the union0.51%EN01/14/201714/01/2017
union boss0.51%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
vice-president0.51%EN12/21/201621/12/2016
union president1.01%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
president general5.56%EN10/27/201327/10/2013
Names Lang Count
Ancel RogetEN100.00%


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