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:WORKERS MUST DEFEND THEMSELVES On 2016-09-22, the National Workers union issued the following statement.The National Workers Union is clear that the government of Trinidad and Tobago is actively working against the ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2016, 12:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHERE WE STAND: birdsong response to Guardian editorial of 2016/09/03 The following statement was issued by birdsong on September 5th 2016.birdsong acknowledges with the deepest gratitude the widespread outpourings of support for our cause that have been aired in ...
    Posted 6 Sep 2016, 08:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU: DO NOT TO BE MISLED BY TSTT The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) would like to advise the national community that they should not be misled by the Figures that have been displayed by TSTT in the Company ...
    Posted 12 Aug 2016, 09:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: WORKERS MUST FIGHT BACK AGAINST EMPLOYERS ASSAULT! The Minister of Labour Jennifer Baptiste-Primus has made it clear that that her role is that of consultant to the employers relating to their industrial relations obligations and not ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2016, 07:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: BACKPAY MUST BE PAID IN FULL 2016-06-29 BACKPAY MUST BE PAID IN FULL The National Workers Union (NWU) notes with concern Finance Minister Imbert’s statement in the Senate on June 28th 2016 that ...
    Posted 28 Jun 2016, 23:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: REJECT THE IMF! RESIST AUSTERITY MEASURES! The National Workers Union issued the following statement dated 2016/06/23:REJECT THE IMF! RESIST AUSTERITY MEASURES!                                          The National Workers Union warns the working people of Trinidad and Tobago ...
    Posted 24 Jun 2016, 07:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELVES! THE CAPITALISTS HAVE DECLARED WAR! PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELVES! THE CAPITALISTS HAVE DECLARED WAR!  The National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement on June 19th 2016. June 19th 2016 finds the working class ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2016, 20:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU MEMBERS MUST ACT NOW! THe National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement on 2016/06/16The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) is under attack from within. In a January statement we reported ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2016, 09:44 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: GOVERNMENT MUST PAY DEBT TO WORKERS IN CASH BY END OF JUNE The National Workers Union issued the following statement on May 18th 2016:The National Workers’ Union (NWU) notes the blatant double standard being displayed by this Government, as it continues ...
    Posted 18 May 2016, 11:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: RHA EMPLOYEES MUST STAND UP AND RESIST ASSAULT ON OUR PROPERTY! The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued the following statement on May 3rd 2016:Minister of Finance Imbert, in his mid-year budget review stated that "public officers" will get ...
    Posted 3 May 2016, 10:23 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.

  • UNREGULATED ECONOMY = DEGRADED ENVIRONMENT BY Cathal Healysingh Cathal Healy-Singh is a Civil and Environmental Engineer by training with twenty-four years of experience combining technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects of development in management. He has ...
    Posted 21 Sep 2016, 13:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DRESS CODES IN CARNIVAL COUNTRY By Rawle Ramjag Rawle Ramjag"For the rich, by the rich."Every government office now, Passport Offices, Schools, Licensing Offices, Social Welfare (!) and the list goes on, has in bold, on its entrance ...
    Posted 20 Sep 2016, 10:01 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ARCHIE BUCK DEM UP! By Rae Samuel "Waaaaaaaaaiiii.'' We never figure him out for a back in times man but last week it seems the CJ, like his namesake in the ‘60s, well 'buck dem up'”. His ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2016, 21:53 by Gerry Kangalee
  • UNDERSTANDING THE FOUR DAAGAS By Alemu Abayneh In order to understand the four Daagas one must have knowledge of the social, political and economic history of Trinidad and Tobago. Daaga grew up in a society of inequity ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2016, 03:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SOME DREAMS DO COME TRUE! by Alva Allen Alva Allen is the Education and Research Officer of the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union“I have learnt...Of men dreaming and livingAnd hungering in a room without ...
    Posted 10 Sep 2016, 09:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • … A GIANT STANDING TALL… by Dr. Louis Regis Dr. Louis Regis: Lecturer Literatures in English (University of the West Indies. St Augustine); researcher; author.Publications include: Popular music as communication: the political calypso in Trinidad and Tobago ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2016, 10:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CHESS IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY by frank sears frank sears(WISH) I WAS THERE!In keeping with my interest in a wide range of sporting disciplines I thought it fulfilling to give a birds-eye view of how ...
    Posted 7 Sep 2016, 05:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PAN IN DANGER: TIME FOR A NATIONAL POLICY ON PAN! by Michael "Brother Scobie" Joseph Birdsong Steelpan Academy, epitomizes the phrase, 'a king has no honor In his own land'. Pantrinbago must take heed, because a blow to one is a blow to all. I ...
    Posted 1 Sep 2016, 20:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION OR FRANCHISE CAPITALISM by Dr. Godfrey Vincent For many years Professor Mary King has written extensively on the need for the government to diversify the on-shore economy. While the various political parties that controlled the government ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2016, 10:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • The “Four Daagas” by Dr. Godfey Vincent Before I delve into the essay on Makandal Daaga, I send condolences to the Daaga family and NJAC organization. I can’t claim to know the former leader of NJAC ...
    Posted 26 Aug 2016, 09:22 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.