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Minister receives Courtesy Call from Mexican Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago


Mexican Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, His Excellency Jesús Alberto López González pays a courtesy visit to Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus.

This is the Ambassador's first courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister, since his appointment to Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

 

Minister meets wth ILO officials on 'Future of Work Forum'

           
On July 26, Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus and Ministry Executives met with Officials from the International Labour Organization (ILO) to discuss the hosting of a Future of Work Forum by the Labour Ministry. This forum is an initiative of the ILO designed to understand and respond effectively to changes in the World of Work. It is structured around four thematic conversations; work and society, decent jobs for all, the organization of work and production and the governance of work.

  The event will take place on August 29 and will target tripartite stakeholders, representatives from various youth arms and tertiary level institutions.            


 



Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus greets Mr. Richard Teelucksingh, President of Rotary Club Port of Spain West at the Club's Weekly Luncheon.

     Rotary Club Port of Spain West hosts Labour Minister

     

    Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Bapitste-Primus spoke on the topic of Retrenchment at the Rotary Club of Port of Spain West's weekly luncheon meeting at the Cascadia Hotel. 

     In her Feature address, the Hon. Minister highlighted employees as an invaluable resource to organizations noting that  "When the storm comes, we ought not throw our precious resources overboard – OUR PEOPLE.These are the same people who have built our businesses, our schools, our nation.

    The Hon. Minister added that when the storm is over, we will be searching for those very same employees who possess immeasurable skills and knowledge to help repair and sail."  







 Click here to view the Hon. Minister's Feature Address

 

 

 

The Ministry welcomes newly appointed Permanent Secretary

Mr. Isaac James has been assigned as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development. PS James holds a MSc in Public Sector Management and a BA Economics and Mathematics and has over 30 years experience in the Public Service. The Ministry welcomes the wealth of knowledge that PS James brings.

 

  The Ministry Commemorates International Day of  Co-operatives 2016 





    The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development joins the International community in celebrating International Day of Co-operatives 2016.

     Celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year this day is aimed at increasing awareness on co-operatives and promoting the movement's successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace. 

    This year's theme is 'The power to act for a sustainable future'.

 

National Tripartite Consultation on Basic Terms and Conditions of Work Code

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development hosted a National Tripartite Stakeholder Consultation on principles, policies and issues to be considered in the development of legislation in respect of the Basic Terms and Conditions of Work Code.

This Consultation took place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the National Energy Skills Centre, Cor. Rivulet & Southern Main Roads, Point Lisas, Couva from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
The discussions were centered on the following topics:

-Basic Terms and Conditions of Work Code;

-The Employment Standards Policy;

-The CARICOM Labour Law Harmonization Report- The Contract of Employment

Essentially this Work code establishes standards which seek to foster better working conditions for all in the workplace.

Click here for the Feature Address by the Hon. Minister

  

 

Students awarded for their excellent performance in business 

The Junior Achievement Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (JAOTT) hosted its annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner to honour students with excellent performance in the Junior Achiever's and Junior Co-operative Enterprise Programmes.

These business programmes engender an entrepreneurial spirit among youths by exposing fourth form students to the principles of business through the formation and management of their own companies, from concept to liquidation phase.

Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus delivered the feature address and presented distringuished students with their awards. This was the 46th Junior Achievement's Future Unlimited Banquet Awards and Dinner which took place on Saturday June 25 at Hilton Hotel Trinidad.

Click here to view the Feature Address by the Hon. Minister 

  Labour Minister attends National Workers Union's 2016 Annual Congress of Delegates      

Prime Minister Dr. The Honourable Keith Rowley delegated Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus to deliver the feature address on his behalf at this year's Annual Congress of Delegates hosted by the National Workers Union in St Lucia. 

The theme for 2016 is “Trade Unions must defend social and economic benefits won by the Trade Union Movement". 

In her feature address, the Hon. Minister praised the Labour Movement  stating that no other force in the world has changed the course of history as the labour movement has done. She also reiterated the magnitude of contributions made by the labour movement in Trinidad and Tobago to realize the benefits workers enjoy today. 

             Click here to view the Hon. Minister's feature address

   
Labour Minister celebrates with the Holy Trinity Cathedral Folk Choir

Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus joined the Holy Trinity Cathedral Folk Choir in commemorating its milestone – twenty-one years at its Annual Awards and Dinner Ceremony themed, “Achieving Excellence…The Way Forward”

In addressing the congregation at the St Agnes Anglican Church Hall in St James, the Hon. Minister reiterated that “Excellence is not beyond reach, it is always within grasp. It is not only about aptitude but attitude; it is not only about talent but working that talent – it is about sharing and sacrifice for a greater good."

She also urged the members of the Holy Trinity Cathedral Folk Choir to continue to strive for great things as they chart their way forward and congratulated each of the Choir members for their amazing contribution to that Choir.

Click here to view the Feature Address by the Hon. Minister 
Celebrating Labour Day 2016


 This year, the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development features the ‘Pioneers of Trinidad and Tobago’s Labour Movement’.  

Indeed, Trinidad and Tobago has a rich labour history and Labour Day presents the ideal opportunity to highlight the brave men and women who fought for the many workplace benefits that we enjoy today.

              
Happy Labour Day from Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus - Minister, Permanent Secretary and Deputy Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development























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Agribusiness Workshops hosted for local Co-operative businesses

The Co-operative Development Division of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development launched the first phase of its Co-operative Agribusiness Networking Exercise (C.A.N.E.) initiative on Thursday June 16, 2016 at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.

These programmes seek to develop co-operatives in the agricultral sectors to address the issues of poverty alleviation, employment creation and the empowerment of vulnerable groups.

 The workshops are being conducted within various districts throughout the country and will be hosted over the months of June and July and will also take place in Tobago.

 
 

Labour  Inspectors sensitize market vendors on 'Child Labour' 

Labour Inspectors from the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development's Labour Inspectorate Unit engaged vendors at local marketplaces on discussions on the employment of  young children. This outreach activity formed part of the Ministry's commemoratory activities on the occassion of World Day Against Child Labour, recognized globally on June 12 every year. 

While many vendors admitted to having their young children or relatives help out in their market stalls after school and on weekends, the Inspectors will continue in their nationwide outreach efforts to prevent and reduce the incidents related to the employment of persons below the age of 16 or even depriving children their education or childhood for the purpose of working; which are forms of Child Labour.

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Commemorating World Day Against Child Labour 2016

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development embarked on a number of Communications Activities to commemorate World Day Against Child Labour which is recognized by the International Labour Organization on June 12, annually.

These activities include;

-A Television Production on the Face of Child Labour in T&T

- Sensitization sessions in marketplaces across T&T

- A radio panel discussion on Child Labour on i95.5fm on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 10:15 a.m.

- A World Day Against Child Labour Message from Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus

 For more information on Child Labour contact the Ministry's Labour Inspectorate Unit at 299-0300 option 3.

 

Labour Minister attends 105th Session of the International Labour Conference

Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) met with representatives of the Caribbean Delegation on Tuesday June 07, 2016 at the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference, which is currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

The Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus is leading Trinidad and Tobago's Delegation at the Conference. Trinidad and Tobago is the only Caribbean country that sits on the ILO's Governing Body, where its executive meets three times a year, in March, June and November.

 

A critical role of the Governing Body is to take decisions on ILO policy, decide the agenda of the International Labour Conference, adopt the draft Programme and Budget of the Organization for submission to the Conference, and elect the Director-General.

 

 

 

 

Members appointed to OSHA Board


Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus (center) presented instruments of appointment to Mr. Kendall Dolly at  her left and Mr. Farzan Ali at her right, newly appointed members of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority and Agency (OSHA) Board at the Ministry's Head Office on Tuesday May 31, 2016.The official appointment of the OSHA Board took place on Thursday May 05, 2016 at which time fifteen other members received their instruments of appointment.











   National Stakeholder Consultation on the Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act Chap 88:13

Members from the international and business communities, trade union movement, Government and academia participated in a Consultation on the Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act, Chapter 88:13. 

A piece of labour legislation which requires urgent review and changes especially in light of increasing reports of job loss throughout Trinidad and Tobago, mainly through retrenchment and termination.

 This Consultation which was hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development took place on Wednesday May 18 2016 at the National Energy Skills Centre in Couva.

Click here for the Hon. Minister's Feature Address
 

OSHA Board Appointed 

The newly appointed Occupational Safety and Health Authority and Agency (OSHA) Board received their Instruments of Appointment from Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, at the Ministry’s Head Office on Thursday, May 5, 2016.

In her meeting with the Board, the Hon. Minister thanked each member individually for having agreed to serve and expressed her highest confidence in this Board’s ability reiterating the need for good governance, accountability and transparency. The Board's first order of business she stated will be the appointment of a Director of the OSH Authority and Agency, which has been without a substantive head since the beginning of this year.

  ILO Director-General pays Courtesy Call on Labour Minister

Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus was paid a courtesy call by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General, Mr Guy Ryder on Monday 18th April 2016.

Minister Baptiste-Primus apprised the Director-General and his team of the current activities of the Ministry and highlighted the sound relationship already had with the local ILO contingent. 

Mr. Ryder and his team aired several issues that had been raised with him by the labour fraction and presented the Minister with a copy of the ILO Convention 173, a convention which he deemed apt for the current economic situation.

The meeting proved very productive as the ILO reiterated its commitment to support government and its policies in relation to labour issues.   

  Tripartite partners discussContract Labour 

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development hosted a workshop with members from Government, the Business sector and Labour Movement to discuss Contract Labour themed "Reducing the Dependency" at Hilton Hotel on April 13.Representatives from each sector identified critical areas for review and will continue to collaborate in order to develop a framework upon which measures can be derived at to regulate contract work in Trinidad and Tobago.Click here for more on this event.

Tripartite Consultation hosted with Tobago Stakeholders

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development in partnership with the Division of Settlements and Labour hosted a one day stakeholder consultation on the Amendment of the Industrial Relations Act.  This event was held at the Magdalena Grand Resort on April 08, 2016.This conversation with Tobago stakeholders was critical in identifying the inadequacies of the current labour legislation to allow for issues currently affecting the workforce of Tobago to be addressed.Click here for more on this event. 

MLSED Empowerment and Job Exposition:"Turning Adversity into Opportunity"

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MLSED) through its National Employment Service staged an Exposition on Tuesday April 05, 2016 at NESC Couva.This event was a collaborative effort across a number of Ministries and the Private Sector aimed at providing unemployed persons with access to a wide range of opportunities for a brighter tomorrow. The thousand plus persons who attended the event accessed information on financial planning, potential employment opportunities, psychological and wellness advice, training, retraining and certification advice and guidance on business start-up.Persons left the event in hopeful spirits and high praises of this much needed initiative. Click here for more on this event.Click here for feature address by the Hon. Minister.Check us on Facebook to view more photos of this event.

"Solutions to unemployment can be reached by working together”

Labour Minister, Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus exclaimed in her Key note address at the the Opening Ceremony of the Caricom Single Market and Economy - Free Movement of Labour Sensitization Workshop at Hilton Hotel on Wednesday March 23, 2016.

The Minister further reiterated that there are solutions to the unemployment situation throughout the region but we have to work together to achieve these creative solutions for the sustainable development of CARICOM.

She added "Our most valuable resource is OUR PEOPLE…the men and women of the region who by their daily efforts, contribute to our regional development. We all know the saying the chain is as strong as the weakest link and now is the time to strengthen these links."

  To view full speech click here

 

  Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus joins PSCU Credit Union Co-operative Society in celebrating its 50th Anniversary 

Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development attended the PSCU Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited's Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service to celebrate its 50 year milestone. The service was held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Port of Spain on Saturday 19th March, 2016.The Minister urged the Credit Union to continue its service to its members and uphold its legacy of impacting their lives . This she reiterated is the trademark of true service and genuine legacy.The Minister in her closing challenged the PSCU to provide continuous channels to its membership for education, training and information and continue to engage communities, toward the execution of their social responsibility, being a responsible and honest Credit Union as No legacy is as rich as that of honesty.Click here to view the Minister's feature address
 

Share your feedback on the Draft National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS

 The National HIV/AIDS Advocacy Workplace and Sustainability Centre (HASC) of the Ministry has completed the draft National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS.

This document was developed based on feedback provided by a cross section of stakeholders, at Consultations recently held for the revision of the Policy.

Members of the public are now invited to reivew the Draft National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS and submit feedback via Email:askhasc@gov.tt

OR

 

By Hand:The National HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy & Sustainability Centre, Level 4, Duke Place, 50-54 Duke Street, Port of Spain.

 Deadline date for submission: April 15, 2016.

Click here to review the Policy.

For further information please contact the HASC Unit at 299-0300 exts. 2008, 2014, 2012 or 2010.
 

Labour Ministry launches its National Retrenchment Register

Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus launched the National Retrenchment Register at the Ministry's Head Office today Friday March 18, 2016.This register is a database designed with the sole purpose of assisting the Government in identifying solutions and new opportunities for retrenched workers.This initiative is one of the several measures that the Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development has advanced in her ten-point Retrenchment plan to help address the prevailing issues related to retrenchment and job-loss in Trinidad and Tobago.If you are a retrenched worker log on to www.nes.gov.tt, click on the National Retrenchment Register and fill out the form.Sign up and let's turn adversity into opportunity!For more information visit us or call the National Employment Service at 299-0300 ext 2122 or 2144.
 

ILO pledges support to Labour Ministry to address Retrenchment

Ms. Jennifer Daniel, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MLSED) and MLSED Officials met with Mr. Richard Blewitt, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and Ms. Dagmar Walter, Deputy Director of the Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and her contingent to discuss the remedial measures needed to treat with the current Retrenchment situation.

At the meeting, PS Daniel shared the activities under the Ministry’s 10 point Retrenchment Plan initiative and the status to date on each. Mr. Blewitt and the ILO team endorsed the Retrenchment Plan of the Ministry and made suggestions and proposed models for Government to consider with respect to Retrechnment in the long term. The ILO further pledged their commitment to working with the Ministry and identified specific areas to render support. This support will focus on strengthening the capacity of the Ministry to address retrenchment both in the short term and long term.

 

 

Banking Sector and Labour Ministry to synergise efforts to deal with the effects of Retrenchment 

 Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus met with the President of the Bankers' Association Mr. Darryl White to discuss possible synergies that can be developed between the Banking sector and the Ministry, as the Ministry seeks to address issues related to retrenchment.

In meeting with the Minister, Mr. White stated that in the prevailing environment what people need most, in the first instance, is sound, individual-based financial advice. Mr. white believes that is important for Banks to work with persons, many of whom have the fear of losing their homes or defaulting on payments.

The Hon. Minister continues to meet with key stakeholders across sectors to collaborate on feasible strategies to treat with Retrenchment and its rippling effects on our nation's citizenry. 

 

 

National Tripartite Advisory Council (NTAC) appointed

On Tuesday 15th March, members from the Business sector, Labour movement and Government were officially appointed to the National Tripartite Advisory Council (NTAC) at the Inauguration Ceremony held at the Diplomatic Centre.

Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus in her opening remarks highlighted the importance of such a Council and the need for these influential bodies to collaborate on national issues to achieve successful and sustainable solutions for our country's development.

The members of the Council were presented with their instruments of appointment by the Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley.

 

 

First Stakeholder meeting held with CCULTT to discuss Retrenchment

Sen.the Hon. Baptiste-Primus met with Mr. Joseph Remy, President of the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago at the Ministry’s Head Office. This meeting as mentioned in Parliament on Friday March 11, 2016 is one of several stakeholder meetings to come which focused on a collaborative approach to treating with the current spate of Retrenchment of workers in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

US Government Official pays Courtesy Call on Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus

 Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus was paid a courtesy call by the United States Small Business Administration Associate Administrator Tameka Montgomery on Friday 11, March 2016 at the Ministry's Head Office.

Caption: Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus (centre) is joined by (from left): Alicia Charles- Director, Business Concepts and Solutions Limited; Tameka Montgomery – Associate Administrator, US Small Business Administration; Jennifer Daniel – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development; Michael Gordon – Manager, Enterprise Development Division, Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development.

 Click here for Press Release

 

RRCB convenes meeting with Labour Minister

 Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus and PS Jennifer Daniel met with members of the Registration, Recognition and Certification Board (RRCB) to discuss the work of the Board and some of the challenges they face in the carrying out of their duties. Ideas and suggestions were put forward based on the challenges discussed at the meeting which took place at the Ministry's Head Office on the level 6 Conference Room.

The mandate of the RRCB inter alia is Certification of recognized majority unions; Making of agency shop orders and cancellation of certificates of recognition.

  NUDE pays a visit to Labour Minister























The Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus met with executive members of the National Union for Domestic Employees (NUDE) on Wednesday 9th March, 2015 at the Ministry's head office in Port-of-Spain. At this meeting the Minister took the time to listen to some of the initiatives and concerns of the union and gave several undertakings to assist in addressing their issues. 
 
HASC signs MOU with the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries 

The HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy Sustainability Centre (HASC) of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development will be working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries. This partnership will involve the establishment and implementation of an HIV and AIDS workplace policy, development of an HIV and AIDS committee within a one year timeframe and the provision of the relevant training and guidance.

 Click here for Press Release

 

  
Appointment of member to Cipriani Board















Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus presents Mr. Nirvan Maharaj, NATUC Representative with his instrument of appointment to the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies Board on Tuesday March 01, 2016. Mr. Maharaj was out of the country at the time the Board was appointed.
  National Tripartite Consultation- Amendment to the Industrial Relations Bill















The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development hosts its two-day Tripartite Stakeholder Consultation on the Industrial Relations (Amendment ) Bill 2015 at the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) Auditorium. Representatives from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Trade Union Movement, the Chambers of Commerce, the Energy Chamber, the Employers Consultative Association and all relevant stakeholders participate in this important dialogue.

Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus: "Our workplace is no longer bound by national borders, but operates within a global environment. Consequently, the existing industrial relations system is being challenged to prove its applicability not only to the traditional worker and employer, but also to the informal worker, the small and micro business employee, the transnational worker and employer, the e - worker and all the configurations of worker and employer with which we are now presented."

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  New Cipriani Labour Board Appointed















Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development Jennifer Baptiste-Primus says there is need for a paradigm shift back to a path of growth and development at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies (CCLCS). Minister Baptiste-Primus made this statement as she addressed the newly appointed Members of the Board of Governors of the CCLCS, as they received their letters of appointment at the Ministry’s Head Office on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Photo Caption: Members of the Board of Governors of the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies. From L-R: Mrs. Andrea Mc Kenna- James, Mr. Aynsley Matthews, Mr. Trevor Johnson, Mr. Davanand Sinanan, Sen. The Hon. Jennifer Baptiste- Primus, Chairman Dr. Roosevelt Williams, Mrs. Jennifer Daniel (Board Member and PS Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development) and Mr. Bernard Cooper.

Not Included in Photo: Mr. Anderson Thorington

Absent: Mr. Nirvan Maharaj

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  Labour Minister meets with JTUM at quarterly meeting

Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus met with Head, Ancel Roget and members of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) at the Ministry's Head Office earlier today. This meeting was held to discuss the upcoming Industrial Relations Amendment Consultation, to be hosted by the Ministry on February 22 and 23; the Tripartite Approach to industrial relations dispute resolution; contract employment in both the private and public sectors; the issue of the status of applications for registration and recognition made by Trade Unions to the Registration Recognition and Certification Board (RRCB).

View Press Release here.

  ILO Regional Director pays Courtesy call on Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development















Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Regional Director for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) paid a courtesy call on Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus on Monday February 15th at the Ministry's Head Office. It was his first visit to Trinidad and Tobago in his new capacity as Regional Director and he was accompanied by the Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, Ms. Claudia Coenjaerts. Also present at the meeting was Ms. Marcia Rampersad, Head of the International Affairs Unit of the Ministry.
  Ministry staff paid a courtesy visit by the Hon. Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MLSED)















Staff members of the Ministry's Rio Claro and Siparia offices were happy to receive a courtesy visit from Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus, Minister, Mrs. Jennifer Daniel, Permanent Secretary,and Mrs. Marcia McKellar, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the MLSED.  
  HASC signs Memorandum of Understanding with Employers' Consultative Association

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development’s National HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy and Sustainability Centre (HASC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Employers’ Consultative Association (ECA). The MoU signing, which took place at the Ministry’s Head Office at the International Waterfront Centre, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, signified the Ministry’s commitment to implementing the National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS in all workspaces in Trinidad and Tobago.

The MoU was signed by Ms. Joycelyn Francois Opadeyi of the ECA, with Deputy Permanent Secretary Mr. Dalkeith Ali signing on behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development.

Click here to view more on this signing.

  Labour Minister receives courtesy call from President of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community















Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus is presented with Islamic Literature by Maulana Ibrahim Bin Yaqub - President of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at a courtesy visit paid at the Ministry's Head Office.
  Minister Baptiste-Primus pledges her committment to developing the Friendly Societies movement.















The Friendly Society Movement in Trinidad and Tobago faces many challenges - an ageing membership; competition from other financial institutions; outdated legislation and difficulty in attracting young members too. Brothers and sisters, the need for institutional strengthening of societies must be a priority for the sustainability of this Movement. As the Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development I am committed to strengthening and developing the Friendly Societies Movement."So said Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus at the Taakaful T&T Friendly Soceity Dinner in commemoration of its establishment since 1999.Click here to view full speech by the Hon. Minister.
The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MLSED) has started conversations with its stakeholders

The Ministry hosted three days of Consultations with the Co-operative Movement on January 13 and 14 in Trinidad and on January 29 in Tobago geared toward the development of the local co-operative sector.

This consultative process will continue as the Ministry seeks to engage all its partners in exchanging vital discourse on areas related to the fulfillment of its mandate of promoting entrepreneurship and decent work for all.

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  Consulting with Tobago Co-operators!

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development in partnership with the Division of Finance and Enterprise Development of the Tobago House of Assembly hosted a one day sectoral stakeholder consultation with members of the Co-operatives Movement.  This event was held at the Penthouse of the Victor E Bruce Complex in Tobago.

Critical areas for improvement within the sector were discussed, which were consistent with those expressed by stakeholders at the Consultation hosted in the Trinidad leg.  These areas focused mainly on the need for revisions to be made to the existing legislation and co-operatives policy in an effort to strengthen the movement. Tobago representatives also called for the decentralization of management to allow for sufficient representation to monitor, regulate and promote Tobago Co-operative Societies. 

  Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus pays a courtesy call on the Honourable Orville London, Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly























Sentor the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development pays a courtesy call on the Honourable Orville London, Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly. Minister Baptiste-Primus was in Tobago on Friday January 29, 2016 for a stakeholder consultation on the Co-operative and Credit Union Sector. The consultation is geared towards developing a draft national policy for the edification of this critical sector in Trinidad and Tobago. 
  Senate Meeting at Parliament on the Finance Bill 2016























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here to view Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus' contribution in Parliament on the Finance Bill 2016
 

Consultation with local Co-operative Sector

A long and productive two-day session.  This was the consensus of the Honourable Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development and the participants of the two-day consultation on the Credit Union Bill (2014) and the Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Bill (2014). This stakeholder consultation, which was hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, was geared towards the development of a Draft National Policy on Co-operatives and a revised Co-operative Societies Act. 

Over the duration of the two days, presentations were made on a Legal Review of both Bills and the impact of new and revised legislation on the Co-operative Movement. There was a heavy focus on aspects of these Bills, which this Sector believes Government should amend. In addition to a comprehensive review of the legislation and policies, a new way forward was also presented. 

The three hundred participants were divided into working groups. These groups advanced suggestions on a wide range of topics to improve the operations and functions of their Sector. These topics included  the right for minors in membership to vote, who should regulate the sector,reporting lines for the Board and Directors and grounds for dismissals.

The consultation culminated with a commitment from both Government and the stakeholders of the Credit Union and Co-operative Societies to advance the contributions made by the participants and continue in meaningful dialogue towards the end of amending the legislation, which impacts this sector. 

 

Labour Minister meets with President of Consortium of Disability Organizations (CODO)

 

President of the Consortium of Disability Organizations in Trinidad (CODO) Bhawani Persad and representatives of the CODO met with Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus at the Ministry’s Head Office on Friday 8 January, 2016.

At this meeting, Mr. Persad called for the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MLSED) to encourage the employment of disabled persons as many of them are fully capable of contributing to organizations yet they are undervalued. The employment of disabled persons he stated can lead to them being more productive, self sufficient and independent. However, employers ought to understand the importance of accessibility, technological support and coaching programmes in the workplace.

Minister Baptiste-Primus embraced the sentiments put forward by the organization further acknowledging the need for sensitization and training of employers to make the necessary provisions for the employment of disabled employees. In sync with the Ministry's decent work agenda, the Hon. Minister reaffirmed that the MLSED will continue its efforts to create decent work opportunities for all but also emphasized the need for a shift in the culture of our people to one of volunteerism for a more inclusive society.

  Prime Minister's Address to the Nation 























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Ms. Bonnie Alexis appointed to NEDCO Board

Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus presented Ms. Bonnie Alexis with her instrument of appointment to the NEDCO Board at the Ministry’s 6th Floor Conference Room at Tower C, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain on Wednesday 30th December, 2015.  Ms. Alexis was out of the country when the Board was appointed three weeks ago.

 
 

Commemorating International Migrants Day 2015

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development joins the international community in observing international Migrants Day. In recognition of the large number of migrants globally, in the year 2000, the United Nations Gerneral Assembly designated December 18, International Migrants Day.Click here for message from Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus.

 

Sen. the Hon. Minister Baptiste-Primus meets with AMCHAM.

Sen. the Hon. Minister Baptiste-Primus and Deputy Permanent Secretary Mrs. Marcia McKellar of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development met with members of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) to discuss forging a mutually beneficial partnership between AMCHAM and the government. This meeting was held on December 17, 2015 at the Ministry's Head Office.

 
  Meeting with Joint Trade Union Movement and the National Trade Union Centre

Executive Members of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) and the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) met with Sen. the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus at the Ministry's Head Office at separate meetings on December 15 and 16 respectively. These meetings were convened by the Hon. Minister to apprise union executives of our country's current economic situation which led to the delay in back pay to public officers until 2016.

 

Meeting with executive members of the  Steel Workers Union and Arcelor Mittal 

 

Senator the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus met individually with executive members of the Steel Workers Union and Arcelor Mittal on December 14, 2015 to discuss the recent lay off of hundreds of contract employees at the Arcelor Mittal Steel Company.

 
 

Minister Baptiste-Primus appoints NEDCO Board

A dedicated focus to nurture and develop the small business sector. That was the mandate given to the newly appointed National Entrepreneurship Development Company (NEDCO) board members by the Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste Primus.

The Minister of Labour presented Instruments of Appointments to the Board members at the Ministry’s 6th Floor Conference Room at Tower C, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain on Wednesday 9th December, 2015.

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Commemorating World Aids Day 2015

As the Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development charged with the mandate of ensuring decent work opportunities for all, I join in solidarity with my fellow citizens and the international community in commemorating World Aids Day 2015.

I take pride in acknowledging that the National Workplace Advocacy and Sustainability Centre (HASC) of the Ministry, has been making significant strides in mitigating the negative impact of HIV/AIDS in the workplace through various initiatives all geared towards the set goal of zero tolerance approach to workplace HIV/AIDS discrimination.

Click here for the World Aids Day Message by the Hon. Minister. 

 
 

ILO and Cipriani College of Labour and          Co-operative Studies update collaboration

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has extended its collaboration with the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies (CCLCS) for a further three-year period.The ILO renewed its agreement with the College, which includes a commitment to the ILO Library housed at the CCLCS, to provide assistance with the College's academic programmes, and guest lectures.The agreement was signed on 1 December 2015, by Claudia  Coenjaerts, Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean and Dr Denise-Margaret Thompson, Director, Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.The collaboration first began in 2000 when the ILO Library collection was donated to the College, and it became an official ILO depository library.Both Directors are keen to strengthen links between CCLCS and the training arm of the ILO's International Training Centre based in Turin, Italy, which runs training, learning and capacity development services for governments, employers, workers and other national and international partners in support of Decent Work and sustainable development.
 

Minister Baptiste-Primus attends the Annual Review Meeting of the Commonwealth Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme

Every November an Annual Review Meeting is hosted to address key issues relative to the operations of the Farm Programme officially named the Commonwealth Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Programme. Trinidad and Tobago is among several Caribbean countries which signed an Agreement with the Canadian Government to provide seasonal employment for workers in the field of Agriculture. At the review meeting this year hosed in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Minister Baptiste-Primus in her address to the representing countries exclaimed that “as we embark on discussions, let us be mindful of the sustainable development goals which are inclusive of full and productive employment and decent work for all”

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  Minister Baptiste-Primus meets with the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) for their first quarterly meeting















Members of the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) led by President Ancel Roget assembled at the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development’s Head Office for their first quarterly meeting with Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus on October 23, 2015.  This is the first of the quarterly meetings, which were mutually agreed to by Minister Baptiste-Primus and the JTUM at the initial meeting in September 2015. Several areas of concern currently affecting the workforce of Trinidad and Tobago were raised by the fifteen (15) union representatives in attendance with outstanding wage negotiations heading the list.At the meeting Minister Baptiste-Primus announced a two-day Stakeholder Consultation scheduled for February 2016 to review the labour legislation and chart the way forward for labour in Trinidad and Tobago.
 

Sen. the Hon. Baptiste-Primus embraces the launch of Visa Debit Card by Tranquillity Credit Union Co-operative Society.

In the face of global financial challenges and companies not having the financial resources, increasing efficiency is one way in which many companies are differentiating their service offerings to their customers and staying afloat when many others are crumbling at the feet of change and this is even more relevant with the implementation of modern technology"

 

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Israeli Ambassador pays courtesy call on Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus

On November 16, Israeli Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Mordehai Amihai-Bivas paid a courtesy visit to Minister Baptiste-Primus to share information on Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) initiatives, including incubators, pursued by the Government of Israel.

Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste Primus pays a courtesy call on Director General of ILO

On November 5, 2015, Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste Primus, Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, paid a courtesy call on Mr Guy Ryder, Director General of the International Labour Organisation. The meeting was held on the margins of the 325th Session of the Governing Body of the ILO. The Honourable Minister reaffirmed the commitment of Trinidad and Tobago to the ILO and engaged in discussions on areas of continued technical support for Trinidad and Tobago, in particular for a National Tripartite Conference on Labour Issues proposed to be held in 2016.

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Looking for a job opportunity in Agriculture? 

'FARM PROGRAMME' INTERVIEWS

Trinidad and Tobago nationals are invited to attend an interview from 9:00am for seasonal employment on Farms in Canada. Attached is the schedule with the various demographic locations and respective dates where these interviews will be conducted.

Quick Facts about the Farm Programme:

TO QUALIFY YOU MUST

:Be between the ages of 21 to 45 yearsHave experience and or training in agricultureBe physically fit with the ability to work hard in conditions which require bending and stooping for long periodsPass thorough medical and security checksBe willing to work in extremely hot and or cold conditions

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?Saving BenefitsCanadian Employment BenefitsExposure to modern farming processes For more information contact the Farm Programme Unit at 299-0300 ext 2029 or 2030. 

View our youtube channel to hear from Farm workers who have worked on farms in Canada and more. 

 

Young co-operators awarded for their performance in the JCEP business programme!

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, ( MLSED) facilitated by its Co-operative Development Division hosted the first Annual Junior Co-operative Enterprise Programme (JCEP)Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Hyatt Regency. 

The JCEP business programme was launched in eleven Secondary Schools and exposed fourth form students to the fundamentals of business, mainly through a practical project involving the formation, operation and management of their actual business enterprise. 

Click here for more.To view the photos of this event click here.

To read the greetings of Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus click here.

To view pre-recorded message by the Hon. Minister Baptiste-Primus click here

 

Minister Baptiste-Primus attends 325th Session of the Governing Body

Trinidad and Tobago is serving its second consecutive term (2014-2017) on the Governing Body (GB) and holds one of five regular seats allocated to the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) region. The Governing Body is the executive arm of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) comprised of government, employers and workers representatives which sets the policy and the agenda for the work of the ILO as well as reviews and assesses them. Trinidad and Tobago will continue to advocate for national and regional interests such as training in areas pertinent to small-island states and other labour-related issues.                   

Minister Baptiste-Primus, accompanied by the Head of the International Affairs Unit, will contribute to discussions that will offer valuable insights to the work of the Ministry including development of policies and programmes relating to labour inspection, labour migration, sustainable development and micro and small enterprises (MSEs), in fulfilment of its decent work objectives.

View the following statements delivered by Hon. Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primus in the links below:

 Statement of Trinidad and Tobago on POL 6 - ILO Development Co-operation Strategy 2015 2017

Statement of Trinidad and Tobago on PFA6 - Discussions on High Level Evaluations

Statement of Trinidad and Tobago on Legal and Institutional Issues 1 

 

WVCT@WORK Campaign 2015 – Your Health, Your Workplace, A Healthy Partnership

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development through the efforts of the National HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy and Sustainability Centre (HASC) continues to engage companies in its WVCT@WORK Campaign.

As the HASC seeks to reach its target of 5,000 workers knowing their HIV status by December 2015, the HASC has already provided sensitization, HIV testing and basic screening of non-communicable diseases to companies that have actively committed to participate in the campaign.

To date, the HASC has engaged companies in both the private and public sectors and plans are currently underway to engage the self- employed, domestic workers and small business owners. As the HASC seeks to reduce HIV-related sigma and discrimination in the workplace through this Campaign, it encourages all workers to get tested and know your HIV STATUS!

For more information on this initiative and or the work of the HASC call 299-0300 ext 2010 or 2014.

 
 

Tobago participates in National Consultation for the Review of the HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy.

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MLSED), through the efforts of the National HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy and Sustainability Centre (HASC) facilitated the final public consultation for the review of the National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS at the Coco Reef Hotel, Crown Point Tobago on October 20, 2015. 

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http://molsmed.gov.tt/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=4rTIztekwVE%3d&tabid=75&mid=1064 
 

Social values needed for a better society - Senator the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus exclaims 

"Religious institutions play a pivotal role in shaping the lives of people in our society". So said Senator the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, at the Annual Convention of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community held at Polo Grounds in Preysal Village. 

The Ahmadiyyan movement, Minister Baptiste-Primus noted is one among many religious institutions which instil the much needed values to strengthen our communities as it advocates for social peace, harmony and brotherhood, key tenets which can help minimize the social scourges we face today. 

To view the greetings delivered by Minister Baptise-Primus at this event visit our website at:

http://molsmed.gov.tt/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=jHdUlBj55AQ%3d&tabid=75&mid=1064

 

Celebrating Credit Unions in T&T!"As we join the global community in celebrating International Credit Union Day, we recognize you. You are the people, who make today possible. You are the people who set the benchmark. You aim for outstanding performance and strive for excellence in this sector by creating an environment for those in your charge to meet your mandate."

Senator the Hon. Jennifer Bapiste-Primus emphasized at the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago’s Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner at Signature Hall Chaguanas. 

Credit Unions were also urged by Minister Baptiste-Primus to equip their staff with the requisite training and development to bridge performance gaps which is required to better serve the public and engender the trust and confidence in the Co-operative Movement. 

Senator the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus brought greetings at both the Interfaith Service and the Awards & Dinner hosted by the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Visit the Ministry's website at the following link to read these greetings: 

http://molsmed.gov.tt/Media/Speeches/tabid/75/Default.aspx

 
 

TUCO to strengthen ties with NEDCO 

Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus and other officials of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development meet with Lutalo Masimba President of TUCO, Karega Mandela, Public Relations Officer and  Anne Marie Parks Kojo,Trustee of TUCO. 

In 2013 TUCO signed an Agreement with NEDCO to act as the guarantor for its members to access short term loans from NEDCO. At the meeting TUCO advanced a proposal to increase the flexibility of the current loan facility, in addition to providing business training for its members geared towards developing the entrepreneurial capacity of Calypsonians.

 Minister Baptiste-Primus welcomed TUCO’s proposals articulating that NEDCO plays a pivotal role in the diversification of our economy and that TUCO has been exercising its social responsibility toward its membership in its efforts to develop an entrepreneurial culture amongst Calypsonians.

 
  Labour Ministermeets with National Trade Union Centre (NATUC)

Mr. Michael Annisette, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) and other reprsentatives from NATUC paid the Honourable Minister a visit at the Ministry's Head Office to discuss issues of critical importance to the trade union.

High on the agenda was the outstanding negotiations within the public sector dating back from 2008.

Other areas discussed included the trade union's representation on government/state boards, the monetary allocation to NATUC recently announced in the National 2015 budget, the continuation of the tripartite mechanism or collaborative approach to developing labour relations and the amendment of the Industrial Relations Act. 

A commitment was made by both Labour Minister and the NATUC to meet on a quarterly basis to discuss all matters put forward and all other labour related matters to arise in the future.

 
 

Labour Minister receives courtesy call from ILO

Claudia Coenjaerts,Director of the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean paid a courtesy visit to Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development at the Ministry's head office, on October 08, 2015.

 

 
 

Labour Minister meets with Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association 

Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus met with President of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA), Ms. Gwendolyn Lobbie-Snaggs and representatives of the TTRNA, Tuesday, October 07, 2015 at the Ministry’s Head Office.

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Representatives of the ECA pay a Courtesy Call to the Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development

Members of the executive committee of the Employers’ Consultative Association (ECA) led by acting Chairman, Neil Derrick paid a courtesy call on the new Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus at the Ministry’s Head Office on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

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Minister Jennifer Baptiste-Primusmeets with the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM)

Newly appointed and first female Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Senator the Honourable Jennifer Baptiste-Primus met with Leader Ancel Roget and other representatives of the Joint Trade Union Movement today at the Ministry's Head Office.

The meeting was convened by Minister Baptiste-Primus to discuss Government's policy on labour legislation and other proposals.

Trade union representatives took the opportunity to apprise Minister Baptiste-Primus of several labour related matters which they believe requires the Ministry's attention and will assist in charting the way forward for labour in Trinidad and Tobago.

Looking for a job opportunity in the field of Agriculture? 

The Commonwealth Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers Programme also known as the Farm Programme is recruiting suitable persons to work on farms in Canada.This is an Agricultural based programme that provides seasonal employment for residents of Trinidad and Tobago and not only involves apple picking but also reaping, packaging processing and storing of vegetable/fruit crops and flowers as well as rearing of pigs.

It is to be noted that interested persons must have experience or training in Agriculture.

Application details are enclosed in the Advertisement attached.

For more information contact the Farm Programme Unit at 299-0300 ext 2029 or 2030.

Click here for the application form

 

National Consultation on Workplace Policy on 

HIV and AIDS

 You are invited to share your thoughts on HIV/AIDS as a workplace issue at the Revision of the National Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS.

Come Listen....Share.....Speak up....as we move toward a discrimination free workplace!

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The National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS

The National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS contributes to ongoing national efforts to decrease the spread of HIV and AIDS and to mitigate its impact.

It does so by setting standards for managing HIV in the workplace, and promoting structures and programmes to reduce discrimination.The HIV/AIDS Workplace Advocacy Sustainability Centre (HASC) of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development collaborates with employers, workers and representatives of private and public sectors as well as the informal economy to develop and implement policies and programmes to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

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Launch of the Domestic Workers Register Campaign

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development joins with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in commemorating the 4th anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189).

 In June 2015, the Ministry launched its Domestic Workers Register campaign designed to increase awareness about the rights of domestic workers, the responsibilities of their employers and to encourage them to sign up with the Register.

The Register was established to assist the Ministry in gathering demographic information about both domestic employees and their employers;to provide protection for domestic workers and to encourage employers to comply with the labour laws of Trinidad and Tobago.

 Domestic workers play a vital role in many households.  They clean, cook,iron our clothes, look after our gardens or care for our children, even our elderly parents.

Creating a decent work environment for domestic workers means that each of us has to play our part.

 

We can start taking one step at a time:

Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/molsmedtt and visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/minoflabour for more on this campaign.

Increase of the National Minimum Wage of Trinidad and Tobago

On January 1, 2015, the National Minimum Wage of Trinidad and Tobago was increased from $12.50 per hour to $15.00 per hour.

This means no worker should be paid less than $15.00 per hour.

In June 2015, the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development launched a nationwide sensitization campaign to raise awareness amongst workers and employers on the increase in the national minimum wage and the related benefits and entitlements.

To view the advertisements of this campaign log on to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/molsmedtt or visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/minoflabour

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