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.

  • NWU: DUKE DETENTION DISTURBING On 2019-08-27 , the National Workers Union issued the following statementThe National Workers Union (NWU) calls on the national community not to take the detention of Watson Duke ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2019, 06:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean CALL FOR PAPERS Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean A Special Issue to be published in Journal of Labor and Society Paper Submission Deadline Date: 01-01-2020 Special ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2019, 20:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE! STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE!Either we stand up and fight or we lie down and take! This was made by the late Comrade ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2019, 20:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • RBC TELLS WORKERS VSEP, VERP OR RETRENCHMENT Mario Als, Deputy President of the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU), issued the following statement on May 20th 2019.STOP MASS RETRENCHMENT AT RBC NOW!!Mario AlsOnce ...
    Posted 20 May 2019, 20:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIGWU Responds to Allegations of Representation in Sexual Harassment Case The Banking Insurance and General Workers Union wishes to publicly record its strongest protest against the utterly wicked unjustified attack launched against our Union in particular and Trade Unions in ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2019, 10:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU:TIME FOR A CAMPAIGN OF DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE ONE PERCENT! On 2019-04-10 the following statement was issued by the National Workers Union:The employers, led by the one percent, have launched the most vicious assault on the rights ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2019, 04:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUYANA BAUXITE WORKERS UNDER PRESSURE Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union Press Release 15th February 2019 Striking workers BCGI threaten with dismissal –sovereignty at riskThis morning workers at the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated ...
    Posted 17 Feb 2019, 10:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: YES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! On 2019-01-25 the National Workers Union issued the fiollowing statementYES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! The National Workers Union (NWU) calls on ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2019, 05:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THA MUST PREVENT COLLAPSE OF HEALTH CARE IN TOBAGO! INVESTIGATE TRHA NOW! Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles must intervene and investigateThe National Workers Union is calling on the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to intervene and investigate the ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2018, 07:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • ON EARLY RETIREMENT by David Walker I'm old enough to remember the introduction of the "blue note", our much loved hundred dollar bill several decades ago. It is now to be retired, replaced by a ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2019, 10:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DOMINICA, THE OAS AND THE REGIME CHANGE AGENDA This is not a commentary on, or an interference in, the upcoming elections in Dominica. The people of Dominica are more than capable of deciding who should serve them as ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2019, 08:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE DAY THE WOLF HOWLED "BOY"! by Aaron S A Moyne Aaron Moyne is a former worker at Yara; a former branch official of the Yara district committee of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union; a former haelth and safety officer and ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2019, 07:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GAMBLING WITH OUR LIVES by David Walker David WalkerOur Prime Minister has declared that 'Gambling is a ridiculous pastime' and I have to say that I agree with him. It is no coincidence that the National ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2019, 05:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BARBUDANS MUST RISE! by Alvette Ellorton Jeffers You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. You may shoot ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2019, 08:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TOBAGO HEALTH CARE CRASH Voices from health care... For over a year now we have been predicting this: the systematic shut down of the health care system in Tobago. And over the last 2 ...
    Posted 18 Nov 2019, 10:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST By Peter Garvey The workers at YARA are the latest victims of the epidemic of retrenchment. It is an economic malaise that has spread across our nation over the past three (3) years ...
    Posted 18 Nov 2019, 04:21 by Gerry Kangalee
  • REFINERY: OWTU'S TROJAN HORSE? by David Walker David WalkerIt is difficult to count the ways in which our leaders have mismanaged the Petrotrin refinery. It was mismanaged most hideously by the directors over the years who ...
    Posted 5 Nov 2019, 10:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE PRIVATISATION OF PETROTRIN A clear and proper understanding of recent developments in the local energy sector requires a focus on the structural adjustment agenda of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank ...
    Posted 6 Dec 2019, 10:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PRODUCTIVITY: WHERE DOES THE PROBLEM LIE? By Ken Howell The question of productivity is sometimes a very contentious issue. It involves labour and the capitalist who invest in a production process, from which he intends to reap super profits ...
    Posted 31 Oct 2019, 12:14 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.