Where we stand

The capitalist class takes its wealth and power from the unpaid labour of the working-class. For their part, workers have no choice but to combine and fight for their political, economic and social interests.

The trade union movement needs to let the world know its position on what is going on in society both locally and internationally. However, commenting on events is not enough, the point is to intervene and force change. This is why we organise the unorganised.
  • Media Releases

    These are the Media releases recently issued by the Union.

  • TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST THE ONE PERCENT WE MUST TAKE BACK OUR UNIONS! The statement available here was published by the National Workers Union on the occasion of June 19th/Labour Day 2018. It may be downloaded from the attachment at the bottom ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2018, 20:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FOOD SECURITY PROBLEMS RIPENING by Omardath Maharaj Omardath Maharaj, agricultural economistPlanning and advancing food and nutrition security is a clear challenge for Trinidad and Tobago. In the absence of an overarching policy framework for sustainable agriculture ...
    Posted 9 May 2018, 07:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: ORGANISE TO STOP RATE INCREASES! The National Workers Union issued the following statement on April 4th 2018.Working people and the poor in T&T are faced with more and more pressure as the government ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2018, 11:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU TO GOV'T: EXPLAIN DOMINICA VOTE! The National Workers Union (NWU) expresses its bewilderment and disgust at the position adopted by the government of Trinidad and Tobago in opposing the request by the government of the ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2018, 11:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SOLIDARITY WITH BARBUDA The following media release was issued on March 16th by Pan-African Unity Dialogue, based in New York.  It is titled Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2018, 11:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: RE-INSTATE DISMISSED PSA WORKERS NOW The following statement was released on February 20th 2018.The National Workers Union (NWU), categorically and unreservedly condemns the Watson Dukeaction of the President of the Public Services Association ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2018, 13:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • N.U.D.E.: SUBMISSION ON NIS TO JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE Ida Le BlancThe National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) supplied the following document as preliminary comments to the joint select committee on finance and legal affairs. It is entitled ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2018, 07:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: LET US UNITE IN ACTION! The following statement was issued by the National Workers Union (NWU) on June 19th 2017:June 19th 2017 marks the eightieth anniversary of the General Strike and Insurrection that gave ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2017, 20:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: THE FULL WELCH REPORT MUST BE MADE PUBLIC The following statement, dated 2017/05/22, was issued by the National Workers Union.The National Workers Union (NWU) condemns the disrespectful and contemptuous way the Ministry of Health has ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 12:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • COMMUNICATING THE TRUTH: CWU SEEKS ANSWERS ON TSTT IMPENDING ACQUISITION OF MASSY COMMUNICATIONS The Communication Workers’ Union, (CWU), would like to publicly express its grave concern with respect to the recent announcement by the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad ...
    Posted 15 May 2017, 18:45 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • News & Comment

    The Union frequently comments on events or receives news of general interest and these are documented on this page.

  • POLICE CURSE-TODY by Rae Samuel Rae SamuelI have no idea how this one will play out although at the end of the day the non-result will be the same, but the signs that ...
    Posted 14 Aug 2018, 07:24 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WELFARE STATE UNDER ATTACK By Ken Howell It is interesting how the former colonial masters were able to manage the transition from them having to ensure that the natives knew they were directly in control of state ...
    Posted 7 Aug 2018, 04:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CRIME, CORRUPTION AND COCKROACHES By Laurence Brown Laurence Brown is a former president of the Communication Workers UnionWell it has officially commenced. The ruling elite has been successful in activating yet another component in its plan ...
    Posted 31 Jul 2018, 07:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PETROTRIN: THE NOOSE TIGHTENS By Tony Bedassie I remember Forrest Gump getting shot in the buttocks. The government said it was a million dollar wound but it looked like they keep that money since he never saw ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2018, 20:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • I FEAR FOR THIS COUNTRY by Tony Bedassie When this PM announced early in his tenure that citizens would be weaned from reliance on the state, he was not joking. I met a woman, widowed just last year ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2018, 13:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • AFTER ALL WE ENT RIOT YET! By Gerry Kangalee So what is the IMF (International Monetary Fund) up to these days? Well let’s see: they continue to tighten the squeeze on Jamaica with their forty year embrace; they ...
    Posted 12 Jul 2018, 21:33 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PSA APPEALS COURT JUDGEMENT RE-INSTATING DISMISSED WORKERS On June 28th 2018, civil appeal P210 of 2018 was filed by the Public Services Association in the Court of Appeal against the judgement of the Industrial Court delivered on ...
    Posted 10 Jul 2018, 14:19 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHEN IS A GIFT NOT A GIFT By Gerry Kangalee The bold-faced arrogance of these political hustlers (watchmen for the one percent) who we insist on putting into office is becoming unbearable and is extremely contemptuous of the intelligence ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2018, 05:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE PETROTRIN DILEMMA by Tony Bedassie Tony Bedassie is a compressor technician employed with Petrotrin/TrinmarMost of the problems associated with Petrotrin come from a lack of accountability and poor decisions by the board and ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2018, 14:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TRADE UNION LEADERS OBSTACLES TO SOCIAL CHANGE? By Gerry Kangalee I have to extend deepest apologies to the unionised working class. I was convinced that June 19th Labour Day would be a bust; that workers would be so turned off ...
    Posted 29 Jun 2018, 08:18 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.