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.

  • THE ULTIMATE VISION! By Alvette “Ellorton” Jeffers There has been a noticeable uptick in the number of protests since 2018. They are not the earth shattering kind political apparatchiks prefer and activists clamor. Though they are not ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • REPARATIONS AND HURRICANES By Eusi Kwayana Eusi KwayanaThis statement is a personal one intended to support opinions, especially in the Caribbean, that the costs of practical recovery from annual hurricanes should not fall, as they ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2019, 09:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THANK GOD FOR MISS ASHBY by Wayne Kublalsingh am sorry to say that Mrs Yvonne Ashby, the noted Chatham Anti-Smelter Activist, passed away at her home in Chatham on 14th October 2019. She sparked the flame ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2019, 07:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DOG ATE TOBAGO HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY'S HOMEWORK by David Walker Over the years I have done many media interviews discussing mostly matters of the economy and finance. I most enjoy doing interviews alongside people who hold a different opinion to ...
    Posted 15 Oct 2019, 09:24 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BLACK WOMEN STORM THE WALLS OF HISTORY BY RAE SAMUEL Last weekend three African women, two from America and one from Kenya set records in their individual sporting disciplines. Simone Biles of the USA set a record for the number ...
    Posted 15 Oct 2019, 02:50 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DENTIST PRESCRIBING GLASSES by Rae Samuel I read our President's decree re being invited to 'her' house, paid for and maintained by the public purse and my heart sank. No, comrades, not for myself. I ...
    Posted 1 Oct 2019, 05:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HOW DO YOU STRUGGLE? by Alvette Jeffers (First published in the Daily Observer (Antigua) September 2nd 2019) Is a new Antigua and Barbuda possible?The question is an important one since so many people believe that Antiguans ...
    Posted 30 Sep 2019, 10:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PM FAILS TO MEET FISHERFOLK by Rae Samuel "You can walk on the pavement, but you cannot carry your picket signs." "You do not have permission for a demonstration...You have to apply for permission for that.'' "You ...
    Posted 11 Sep 2019, 06:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SEDITION - THE WAY FORWARD? by Dave Smith The National Trade Union Centre called a Press Conference at the  Public Services Association (PSA) head office on Sunday 8th September 2019. This was part of NATUC's continuing objections ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2019, 10:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC WANTS GOVERNMENT TO REVISIT SEDITION LAW On September 4th 2019, Michael Annisette, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre, wrote the following letter to the Attorney General.We, The National Trade Union Centre of Trinidad ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2019, 08:32 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.