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.

  • NHWU: VICIOUS CUT BACKS IN PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM 2016-02-04 MEDIA RELEASE   VICIOUS CUT BACKS IN PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM   Dave Smith, the General Secretary of the National Health Workers Union, issued the following statement. The National Health ...
    Posted 4 Feb 2016, 04:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • COMMUNICATING THE TRUTH In a paid advetisment published in all the daily newspapers headlined Communicating the Truth : Editorial Mischief Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union, Joseph Remy, stated:Self-proclaimed Agent of ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2016, 05:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: HEALTH CARE WORKERS’ PATIENCE RUNS OUT 2015-12-14  HEALTH CARE WORKERS’ PATIENCE RUNS OUT Dave Smith, General Secretary of the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued the following statement. The National Health Workers Union (NHWU ...
    Posted 14 Dec 2015, 12:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: SOLIDARITY WITH STEEL WORKERS On 2015-12-09 the National Workers Union issued the following statement headlined SOLIDARITY WITH STEEL WORKERS: The National Workers Union (NWU) stands in solidarity with the hundreds of workers ...
    Posted 9 Dec 2015, 11:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU CALLS FOR SOBER ECONOMIC ANALYSIS In a statement dated December 5, 2015, headlined CWU LAMENTS THE CURRENT STATE OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO'S ECONOMY, the Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union, Joseph Remy, stated ...
    Posted 7 Dec 2015, 13:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN KNOCKS HOSEIN'S WAGE FREEZE CALL FITUN TAKES STRONG OFFENCE TO DR. ROGER HOSEIN'S CALL FOR ACROSS THE BOARD WAGE FREEZE In a statement issued by its President Joseph Remy on November 25th 2015 ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2015, 13:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU CONCERNED ABOUT WAGE FREEZE IN ENERGY SECTOR Secretary General of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU), Joseph Remy issued the following statement on 2015.11.23.The Communication Workers’ Union is deeply concerned about the recent announcement by ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2015, 19:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: WORKERS MUST DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST ATTACK In a statement dated November 23rd 2015 the National Workers Union stated: The National Workers Union (NWU) notes with concern the imposition of a wage freeze on the salaries of ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2015, 18:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU TO ROWLEY: DEAL WITH BACKPAY ISSUE! 2015-11-13 The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley. Prime Minister 13-15 St Clair Avenue Port of Spain, Trinidad Dear Sir. The National Health Workers’ Union (NHWU) is one of ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2015, 18:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HEALTH WORKERS DEMAND THEIR BACK PAY On 2015-10-25, Dave Smith, the General Secretary of the National Health Workers Union wrote the following letter to Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert:Sir, The National Health Workers ...
    Posted 26 Oct 2015, 05:03 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.

  • FREE THE WEED by Rae Samuel "here we stand one and h'all wid our backs against de waal to de right everthing so tight prices outta sight to de lef' de IMF like dem born ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • OASIS OF HOPE By Frank Sears Why are we allowing scalpers to brazenly prostitute the Panorama by selling tickets at cut-prices to the detriment of Pan Trinbago unless, of course, there are officials of this ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2016, 11:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PAIN IN THE JOINT by Rae Samuel If what we are reading in the one of the dailies is true then there may be a torn ligament in the Joint of the trade union movement. Ligament is ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2016, 16:54 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TTUTA MUST GET INVOLVED! By Rae Samuel "The world won't get no betterIf we just let it beWe gotta change it You and me"                    Harold Melville and the Blue Notes When the corpses of ...
    Posted 27 Jan 2016, 11:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DO WE REALLY CARE…ENOUGH? By Verna St. Rose-Greaves We express hypocritical horror at the story of a 14 year old girl who from age 8 has been a victim of rape, incest and abuse; now pregnant not knowing ...
    Posted 26 Jan 2016, 17:44 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PRIVATISATION: FAST AND FURIOUS By Ken Howell Anthony Wilson, is one of those persons who articulate the views of the local and foreign capitalists in the Business Guardian, from time to time and as usual, he was ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2016, 11:19 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LETTER TO SWRHA CEO JANUARY 18TH 2016 The document attached below was sent to Anil Gosine, CEO of the South West Regional Health Authority, on January 18th 2016. You may download the document, click on menu VIEW ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2016, 14:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • …BUT WE HATE THE SOCA by Burton Sankeralli It appears as if everyone enjoys bashing today’s young people and their music. But so-called art forms are not abstract inventions imposed on history. Rather they are carried ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2016, 09:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHOSE FOREIGN EXCHANGE? By Eugene Reynald The Central Bank has always been a politicised institution and, therefore, has always been compromised; if not corrupted. But the Jwala fiasco has raised questions which are a challenge to ...
    Posted 8 Jan 2016, 06:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WE JUST CAN'T GO ON THIS WAY By Ken Howell Dr. Eric WilliamsThere can be no dispute that the decision to discontinue the use of planning as a tool with which to guide economic development was a mistake. The ...
    Posted 6 Jan 2016, 05:40 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.