Unions seek meeting with employers to discuss vaccination in the workplace


    The Trade Union Movement has written to three major business entities, seeking a meeting to address vaccination in the workplace.

    The letter, issued by JTUM, NATUC and FITUN, is dated July 28th and addressed to the T&T Chamber of Commerce, the T&T Manufacturers Association (TTMA) and the American Chamber of Commerce of T&T (AMCHAM).

    In it, the unions say the matter is best addressed though meaningful dialogue in order to rise to the challenge of balancing individual, institutional and national interests.

    It ends by suggesting that the meeting take place within a week of the letter’s receipt.

    This follows two recently reported instances of employers outlining routine out-of-pocket PCR tests for unvaccinated employees.

    Questions and concerns have also been raised as to whether or not employers can compel workers to get vaccinated.

    Government has continuously insisted that vaccination in T&T is voluntary.