Trinidad and Tobago: National Union of Domestic Employees (N.U.D.E.)
|Street Address||LP53 Wattley Circular, Mt Pleasant Rd Arima|
|Type||Trade Union||Number of Male Members||15|
|Number of Female Members||85|
|Members Pay Fees||Check if members pay fees|
|Maintains Register of Fees Paid||Maintains register of fees paid|
The mission of N.U.D.E. is to secure the best quality of life for domestic workers and other low-income workers by organizing, providing effective representation, skillful negotiation, aggressive advocacy, and continuous programs of training and education for the personal development of the worker and her family.
The objectives for N.U.D.E. strategic plan are:
- To strengthen the sustainability of the union;
- To promote the protection of the rights of domestic workers and the elimination of gender inequality through sensitization and awareness-raising programs;
- To organize workers continuously - domestic workers as well as other workers in identified occupations - to ensure the continuous viability and growing strength of the union;
- To contribute to a network of organizations which advocate for and promote the development of laws and policies based on the principle of decent work for the protection of domestic workers in the Caribbean.
National Union of Domestic Employees (N.U.D.E.) was established on 1st October 1982 and was registered under the Trade Union Ordinance No. 376 in December 1982.
Knowledge of the exploitation and hardships experienced by domestic workers, the large majority of whom are women, and the desire to organize them, in order to see the persons employed in domestic duties are bought in line, equal to all other working groups in Trinidad and Tobago led to the formation of the N.U.D.E..