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.
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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.

  • FORCED VACATION LEAVE IS ILLEGAL Many employers have forced workers to go on vacation leave, under the guise that the corona pandemic has made it necessary to do so. Many non-unionised workers who are ...
    Posted 21 Sep 2020, 18:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WARNING SIGNS: MIKE POMPEO GOES TO GUYANA By Ryan Cecil Jobson and Matthew Quest Ryan Cecil Jobson (left) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago.Matthew Quest (right) has taught History and Africana Studies most recently at University of Arkansas at ...
    Posted 18 Sep 2020, 19:09 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ORGANISATION FOR THE VICTORY OF THE PEOPLE
    Posted 15 Sep 2020, 19:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BARBUDANS WILL WRITE THEIR OWN HISTORY By Alvette ‘Ellorton’ Jeffers Our ancestors were conquered people. We, the descendants of those who were conquered, enslaved, dehumanized and exploited, celebrate our ancestors’ struggles to regain control over their lives. We continue to ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2020, 19:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE SAGA OF RAYMOND WATTS by Rae Samuel Raymond WattsI left Central early to attend the final send off for Comrade Raymond Watts, anticipating traffic congestion en route and in Arima itself. I was wrong. I did ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2020, 19:25 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HYATT HOTEL HELLHOLE Workers at the Hyatt Hotel continue to undergo pressure from the management of this foreign-run, though state-owned hotel. Workers in the housekeeping department complain that their lives have ...
    Posted 4 Sep 2020, 09:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BARBUDA COUNCIL CALLS FOR SEPARATION On August 31st 2020, the Barbuda Council wrote the Secretary of the cabinet of the government of Antigua and Barbuda expressing dissatisfaction with the treatment meted out by the Gaston ...
    Posted 3 Sep 2020, 06:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EMANCIPATION AND WAGE SLAVERY By Alva Allen This article is a lightly edited extract from a paper written by Comrade Alva Allen entitled THE NATURE AND AGENDA OF THE EARLY LABOUR MOVEMENT BETWEEN 1830 AND 1940Emancipation ...
    Posted 31 Aug 2020, 20:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FROM THE BELLY OF THE BEAST. NOTE NO. 9 1.  COVID 19 is ravaging the United States. As of 08/30/2020, there are 6, 170,309 confirmed cases and 187,199 confirmed deaths (See www.worldometer.org). These ...
    Posted 31 Aug 2020, 17:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CÉSAIRE, AND THE NEW NORMAL by Zophia Edwards Zophia Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA. Her work has appeared in Studies in Comparative International Development, Political Power and Social Theory, and ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2020, 02:58 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.