They were critical of each other in the public domain in the past week.
But now they are going to sit around the same table and talk.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has invited OWTU leader, Ancel Roget, to a meeting on Tuesdaymorning and the union leader has accepted.
They are going to discuss the anticipated restructuring of Petrotrin.
Based on correspondence between the Office of the Prime Minister and the OWTU, Rowley and seven members of the union are expected to meet at the Prime Minister’s office in St Clair.
During the PNM’s Family and Sports Day in Chaguanas last Sunday, Rowley responded to a call by Roget for Petrotrin workers to gather outside the Prime Minister’s official residence in St Ann’s next Sunday to kneel and pray for the debt-riddled Petrotrin.
“Don’t threaten me,” was Rowley’s response, adding that he had no quarrel with Roget, whom he had invited for talks.
Rowley added, “He refused to speak to me as Prime Minister. He preferred to stand on the pavement and shout, and I understand he is coming to kneel down outside the Prime Minister’s residence and to march.”
Roget accused Rowley of being a liar, saying that the Prime Minister never invited him for talks.
The OWTU leader, in a media conference last Tuesday, described Rowley’s remarks at the Family and Sports Day as the ranting of a desperate man who was unqualified, incompetent, and inexperienced for the job he has and was desperate, deceitful, ungrateful, and lazy”.
Roget added, “I challenge him to tell me the date and time he had spoken and requested to meet with me.”
Roget has accepted the invitation and informed that the names of his accompanying officers would be submitted by Monday.
So what about the plan march to the residence of the Prime Minister on August 26?