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posted 30 May 2011, 13:31 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 2 Jun 2011, 18:56 by Unknown user ]
Dear Worker

The Minister of Labour recently said "there were hundreds of workplace accidents occurring annually" with
their consequent injuries, dismemberment, loss of pay and inability to lead a healthy lifestyle thereafter.

What you need to know is that even though you are not under the protection of a union at present, YOU
HAVE RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW. You can and must become informed, knowledgeable and better
organized to protect your life and limb.

It is important to know your rights.

According to the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago, specifically, Occupational Safety and Health Act Chapter
88:08 Section 25E states:

Every employer in consultation with the representatives of his employees shall establish a safety
and health committee at an industrial establishment in accordance with this section where-
(a) There are twenty-five or more persons employed at that establishment; or
(b) The Chief Inspector on the basis of prescribed criteria, directs the establishment of such a
committee at the industrial establishment where fewer than twenty-five persons are employed

The National Workers Union has a policy to organize the unorganized, those workers, who, for whatever
reason, have not been able to join a union as a collective. We are proposing that you contact us and we will
give you the necessary information to organize and protect your life and limb, free of charge, with no strings attached.

We are ready to hold group sessions, preferably on a Saturday or for that matter, any mutually agreed day or
time with the expressed purpose of making you, the individual or group, more aware of your rights to a safe
and healthy workplace as prescribed by LAW.

Contact us by phone to protect yourself!

• Sylvestre McLaren (775-2682)
• Cecil Paul (689-3845)
• Rae Samuel (774-9110)
• Frank Sears (681-7205)
• Gerry Kangalee (785-7637)
• Willock Pierre(755-5009)

Information is Knowledge! Knowledge is Power!
Gerry Kangalee,
30 May 2011, 13:40