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: SHOE DOES KNOW WHEN SOCKS HAVE HOLE The following statement was issued by the National Workers Union (NWU) on February 27th 2015Many people were puzzled by Labour Minister Errol McLeod’s claim at the swearing in ...
    Posted 26 Feb 2015, 23:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN: APPOINT RECOGNITION BOARD NOW! On February 20th 2015, Joseph Remy, President of the Federation of Trade Unions and NGOs wrote the following letter to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar:I write to you in ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 18:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SWRHA WORKERS ALERT The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) wants to make it as clear as possible that it was not involved in any meeting with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 09:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN ANGRY OVER TREATMENT OF NIB LABOUR REPS On February 13th 2015, Joseph Remy , President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) wrote to Minister of Finance, Larry Howai.  Mr. Howai, in response to ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2015, 06:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SWRHA WORKERS FIGHT OPPRESSIVE SHIFT SYSTEM On February 13th the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued a statement (see attachment at bottom of page) to workers of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) dealing with ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2015, 19:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: WE JUST CAN’T GO ON THIS WAY After all the tumult and the shouting regarding Kamla’s night of the long knives, what have we learnt that we didn't know before? The National Workers Union (NWU ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2015, 21:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DIVERSION AND DECEPTION Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Joseph Remy issued the following statement on February 3rd 2015 "The old standards have changed and given way to new demands ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2015, 05:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATIONAL WORKERS UNION ASSISTS IN BUILDING NHWU On January 28th 2015, the National Health Workers Union issued the following statement:In some of the publications by the National Health Workers Union (NHWU), it is mentioned that ...
    Posted 29 Jan 2015, 02:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU: WHY WE BLANKED KAMLA! Joseph Remy, Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement on January 23rd.The Communication Workers’ Union would like to place on public record, its ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 10:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU SCOLDS JAMAICA ON C&W TAKEOVER Joseph Remy, Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following media statement on January 19th 2015. The Communication Workers' Union would like to express its deep ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2015, 09:34 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.

  • BIN THE BILLS Carrying placards reading "Take your sticky fingers off my credit union''; "Kam-liar only reshuffling, reshuffling"; "Bin d Bill" and "Our survival under attack”, hundreds of credit union members protested ...
    Posted 11 Feb 2015, 10:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • JOSTLING FOR THE TROUGH By Frank Sears Those of us who know how animals are fed on a farm will remember that the centerpiece is the trough. Food by the bucketful is emptied in the middle part ...
    Posted 4 Feb 2015, 06:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NIGHT OF THE NINJA By Ken Howell The Prime Minister demonstrated, on Monday 2 February 2015 that she is good as any and even better than many, when it comes to using a three canal cutlass to ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2015, 16:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • KAMLA AND BIG PHIL by Rae Samuel I am making the following statement fearless of police investigation, loss of Ministerial office, cut in pay from our media department, loss of parking privileges, or complimentaries to Soca Monarch ...
    Posted 2 Feb 2015, 18:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TELL SELWYN RYAN THE COLD WAR IS OVER by Godfrey Vincent If the Cold War is over, why, then, is Professor Ryan beating up on Fidel Castro and Raul Castro? Why has he become the mouth-piece of the minority Cuban ...
    Posted 28 Jan 2015, 18:19 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SELWYN RYAN: THE GRINCH OF CUBA by Dr. Godfrey Vincent Professor Selwyn RyanOne Week before Christmas 2014, President Obama declared to the world that his administration was taking steps to normalize relationships with Cuba which had been disrupted for ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 10:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ARE WE STILL IN COLONIAL MODE? by Michael Joseph 2015-01-18                                                      AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO His Excellency Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona SC The President Republic of Trinidad and ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2015, 18:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BUY, PRINT AND WEAR YOUR OWN JERSIES By Rae Samuel I write this full of fear and trepidation and hope than when I am gone at the hand of some law enforcement fundamentalist, Buddhist, Baptist or Adventist, all yuh kind ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2015, 12:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PAN PRACTICE IN DANGER On the night of January 17th 2015, police entered the Pan Palais of the Southern Marines Steel Orchestra in Marabella, South Trinidad. Southern Marines is the oldest existing steelband in ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2015, 09:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SHAME ON VAGRANT BANDITS by MICHAEL "BROTHER SCOBIE" JOSEPH Brother ScobiePlease allow me space to express my disgust at the crime situation in this paradise lost. Everywhere you go today, is crime, crime evermore! People are not safe ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2015, 09:02 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.