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.

  • CAN A RESURGENT CURVE FLATTEN US? by LLoyd Taylor ASSESSING THE RESISTANCE OF TNTs ANTI COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH ARMOURLloyd TaylorSocieties everywhere are struggling to find measures to contain and defeat the onslaught of the Sars-Covid ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2021, 18:54 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE OWTU AND GEORGE WEEKES I KNEW: MEMOIRS OF A BLUE SHIRT SOLDIER PART ONE by Ashton Harrilal Ashton Harrilal is a retired electrical supervisor at the then T&TEEC. now Powergen Penl Power Station.  He was the OWTU Branch Secretary and Monthly Paid Shop Steward for the ...
    Posted 24 Jul 2021, 11:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TRIBUTES TO KEITH SAMUEL On June 23rd 2021 Keith Samuel, well known San Fernando educator, closed his eyes having opened them on 25th June 1946. WE publish below two tributes to him. The first ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2021, 20:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEORGE WEEKES by Joe Young Joe YoungThe year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Weekes, the trade unionist who, probably, did the most to uplift the material conditions of workers ...
    Posted 1 Jul 2021, 17:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GEORGE WAS A LEADER WHEN WE NEEDED A LEADER by WINSTON SUITE WHERE IS OUR WALL OF HONOUR?Let me begin, with your permission, with a question to you and also to myself. Why do we (in Trinidad and Tobago in particular ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2021, 20:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LET US REMEMBER JIM BARRETTE A FUNERAL ORATION FOR WILLIAM MORTIMER BARRETTEBETTER KNOWN AS JIM BARRETTEDelivered at the Seamen and Waterfront Workers' Trade Union,Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, on Friday 06 August ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2021, 06:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GEORGE WEEKES – A BIOGRAPHY (1921-1995) The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Weekes, the trade unionist who, probably, did the most to uplift the material conditions of workers, oilworkers in ...
    Posted 13 Jun 2021, 19:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FRACTURES AMONG THE RULING ELITES: WORKERS MUST SEIZE OPPORTUNITY By Rae Samuel The real funny part of watching Ms. Donna Hadad, Head of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce (how did that happen Tobagonians?) on T.V 6, rant, rave and fulminate about ...
    Posted 4 Jun 2021, 13:24 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TORRANCE MOHAMMED LETTER
    Posted 27 May 2021, 21:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LIKE HOGS TO BE FATTENED by Rae Samuel I am not in any way trying to downplay the impact of Covid 19, which is well-nigh impossible anyway. Just as one would not attempt to be flippant or ...
    Posted 24 May 2021, 16:05 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.