Labour Inspectors host maternity talks at clinics

Labour inspectors get creative through role play and discussions during the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development Maternity Matters initiative at the Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital Ante-Natal Maternity Clinic on March 20, 2019.

 Who says discussing Maternity Matters in the workplace can’t be interesting?

Labour Inspectors from the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development (MLSED) found alternative means of relaying information from the Maternity Protection Act through dramatization on Wednesday (March 20, 2019) at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital Ante-Natal Maternity Clinic.

Labour Inspectors I, Nicole Spring and Nicole Thomas played the role of pregnant employees who happened to be at the maternity clinic at the same time during which time information on the entitlements and obligations of pregnant employees and their employers was shared.

 A host of Labour Inspectors blended in the clinic as patients and posed questions for further explanation on various maternity matters during the question and answer segment of the presentation. Following this session, the Labour Inspectors and conducted one on one talks with patients from both the Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Clinics.

 The Labour Inspectorate Unit monitors workspaces and advises employees and employers on Maternity Matters in the workplace. The Inspectors also conduct inspections upon reports from private and public workspaces to ensure that both employees and employers are exercising their rights and obligations according to the Maternity Protection Act. 

Currently maternity leave stands at 14 weeks in Trinidad and Tobago and each pregnant employee is entitled to this leave.

Look out for more skit appearances from the Ministry’s Labour Inspectors at maternity clinics in public hospitals and community health centres throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

For more information on Maternity Matters, persons can contact the Labour Inspectorate Unit at their Port of Spain Office at 299-0300 ext. 2043 or at their San Fernando Office at 652-7002.

Visit the Ministry’s website to access more information at www.molsed.gov.tt

The next stops were Scarborough and Buccoo Antenatal Maternity Clinics in Tobago on April 10.

 

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