Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis will meet with stakeholder groups tomorrow to discuss a possible workplace policy regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for Trinidad and Tobago.
The meeting, which is due to take place at 3 p.m. Monday, involves representatives from the government, umbrella unions and professional organizations.
Representatives of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN); the Common Trade Union Movement (JTUM) and the National Trade Union Center (NATUC) are expected.
The umbrella organizations of companies also confirmed are the Consultative Association of Employers; the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Trinidad and Tobago Service Industries Coalition; Trinidad and Tobago Professional Association Group; American T&T Chamber of Commerce; Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association and Energy Chamber.
The meeting will engage representative stakeholder groups in a dialogue, to discover collaborative methods to directly address vaccine reluctance and find common ground for public safety, especially in the workforce. work of Trinidad and Tobago.
Personnel Director Dr Darryl Dindial, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, Trade Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon and Labor Minister Stephen Mc Clashie will also be in attendance.
Minister Robinson-Regis stressed that having a fully immunized workforce has benefits for both employees and employers, including productivity and lower risk of COVID-19.
Robinson-Regis stressed that the government’s priority remains the health and safety of the people and that the cooperative establishment of a workplace policy cementing this goal will be progressive for all parties.