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 SAY LOCK THEM UP DPP ROGER GASPARDWhile many in the country were focussing on the budget, many workers who have been retrenched have been subjected to criminality by employers, who seem to ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2020, 14:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ttuta release june 2nd 2020
    Posted 3 Jun 2020, 19:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. Third edition Updated estimates and analysis Post
    Posted 3 May 2020, 21:15 by Gerry Kangalee
    Posted 2 May 2020, 18:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • Whoever Wins this Election, All of Guyana Loses: By Moses Bhagwan and Eusi Kwayana From 1957, Moses Bhagwan became active in Guyanese public life and liberation politics through many organizations, including the People’s Progressive Party, the Progressive Youth Organization, The Success Movement, the ...
    Posted 9 Mar 2020, 13:30 by Gerry Kangalee
    Posted 18 Dec 2019, 19:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • PETROTRIN DE-MERGER: A RECIPE FOR MALFEASANCE by David Walker I'm grateful for all the comments I received for my recent column about the sale of the Petrotrin refinery. I have no idea as to the eventual outcome of ...
    Posted 30 Nov 2020, 17:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A PETROTRIN RETROSPECTIVE As we patiently await (some eagerly) what is expected to be the final decision of the government on the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU), Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Limited ...
    Posted 29 Nov 2020, 07:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A RINGBANG STORY by David Walker David WalkerAt the turn of the century an event occurred in Tobago that would change the politics on the island for all the years since then. It is truly ...
    Posted 24 Nov 2020, 17:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EVERYTHING FOR SALE: PRIVATISATION IN TRINIDAD AND TOBGO: PART VI by Godfrey Vincent In the 2010 General elections the People’s Partnership (PP), a coalition of parties comprising of UNC, COP, NJAC, and TOP, trounced the PNM by winning 29 of the 41 ...
    Posted 18 Nov 2020, 18:53 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ENERGY PRIVATISATION...WHAT HAS IT ACHIEVED? The various privatisation strategies in the local energy sector have all failed miserably to boost crude oil production. We must not forget that crude oil production reached its highest levels ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2020, 12:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EVERYTHING FOR SALE: PRIVATIZATION IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: PART V by Godfrey Vincent The PNM won the 2002 General elections by capturing Twenty of the Thirty-six parliamentary seats, thus defeating the UNC. With this mandate, the PNM, under the leadership of Patrick ...
    Posted 15 Nov 2020, 07:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE PETROTRIN SAGA: MAKING IT UP AS THEY GO ALONG by David Walker David Walker is a corporate finance consultant. He also writes regularly on matters of the economy in the local media. One of the big stories of the past fortnight has ...
    Posted 13 Nov 2020, 03:18 by Gerry Kangalee
    Posted 6 Nov 2020, 13:50 by Gerry Kangalee
  • RETREAT OF THE ENERGY SECTOR This article is an attempt to show that certain statements and measures announced in relation to the energy sector in the 2021 budget are simply a continuation of the structural ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2020, 12:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • letter to GG and from GG
    Posted 3 Nov 2020, 11:52 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.