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Media Release - Organisations commit to developing Workplace Policies on HIV and AIDS with the assistance of the Ministry of Labour’s HIV Workplace Advocacy Unit

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Four organisations took the step to provide further protection and support for their workers by entering into Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Labour on addressing HIV and AIDS as a workplace issue. TECU Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited, SERVOL, The Red House and Neighboring Department Credit Union Co-operative Society (RHAND) and ECOTOX Environmental Services Limited (ECOTOX), each signed the MOU at the Ministry of Labour’s Head Office in Port of Spain on March 25th 2021.

These organisations will be provided with technical support and training by the HIV Workplace Advocacy Unit (HWAU) of the Ministry, whose mandate is to implement the National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS.

In her remarks, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ministry of Labour, Ms. Natalie Willis articulated that the Ministry is pleased to collaborate with organisations to develop their respective workplace policies to treat with HIV and AIDS as these policies were integral in the social and economic development of oganisations and communities.

Manager of the HWAU, Ms. Heather Rodney, commended all organisations for signing the Memoranda of Understanding which seek to: ensure the organisations’ ownership and sustainability of the HIV and AIDS workplace programme; establish procedures to manage HIV and AIDS in the workplace; encourage HIV and AIDS prevention, non-discrimination, care, treatment and support, and to inform workers about available resources in the community.

All representing organisations have pledged their commitment to continued collaboration with the HWAU of the MOL to ensure that they adopt and implement the National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS.

For further information on the National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS or the services of the HWAU, please contact the HWAU at: 299- 0300 Ext. 2008, 2010, 2011 or Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Natalie Willis Permanent Secretary Ag Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Allison Haynes Basalo - Executive Director from SERVOL

Natalie Willis, Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Allison Haynes Basalo - Executive Director from SERVOL

 

Natalie Willis Permanent Secretary Ag Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Illity Molino - Honourary Treasurer from TECU Credit Union

Natalie Willis, Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Illity Molino - Honourary Treasurer from TECU Credit Union

 

Natalie Willis Permanent Secretary Ag Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Joycelyn Hunte - Vice President and another representative from RHAND Credit Union

Natalie Willis, Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Joycelyn Hunte - Vice President and another representative from RHAND Credit Union

 

Natalie Willis Permanent Secretary Ag Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Mikaiel Dookie - Managing Director and another Director from ECOTOX

Natalie Willis, Permanent Secretary (Ag), Ministry of Labour presents the MOU document to Mikaiel Dookie - Managing Director and another Director from ECOTOX

 

For further information, please contact:

Corporate Communications Unit
Ministry of Labour
International Waterfront Centre
Tower C, Level 6, 1A Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
Tel: 625-8478 ext. 1203
Fax: 623-1404
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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