Trade union leaders in Trinidad and Tobago on Friday threatened strong action if the government goes ahead with its plan to have public sector workers vaccinated by January 16.
The government has said that workers who do not show proof of being vaccinated will be sent home and will not be paid.
Speaking at a news conference outside the Office of the Attorney General, Ancel Roget, President of the Joint Trade Union Movement, warned the state to be prepared for a showdown.
He said the government would feel the full brunt of the trade union movement if any worker is sent home.
Public sector employees are being urged to turn up for work next week whether or not they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.