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.

  • NATUC: BALGOBIN MUST GO Michael Annisette, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) wrote the following undated letter to trade unions.Following a meeting of the Executive Committee of NATUC on 06 ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2017, 19:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN: GOVERNMENT IMPOSING WAGE FREEZE Joseph Remy - President of FITUNThe Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organizations, FITUN, would like to publicly express its solidarity with the OWTU in its current struggle ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2017, 12:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ECA CALLS FOR RETRENCHMENT AT PETROTRIN Suzetta Ali, Chairman of the Employers Consultative AssociationOn  2017-01-03 the National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement: The Employers Consultative Association (ECA) has called on citizens ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2017, 12:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU ASKS QUESTIONS ON THE DRAGON DEAL ON 2016-12-06, the National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statementAfter all the dancing and the prancing in Caracas, we still know precious little about the gas ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 21:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN CALLS FOR IMBERT APOLOGY On November 6th 2016, the Federation of Independent Trade unions and NGOs (FITUN) issued the following statement. The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organisations, FITUN, demands that ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2016, 09:31 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: NO TO WAGE SUPPRESSION On 2016-11-03 the National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statementIt is not surprising that the government has adopted, just like the last government, a policy of ...
    Posted 3 Nov 2016, 00:05 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • STOP TAKING THE GRIP! by Sylvan Wilson It is really sad to see so many members of the working class adopt positions spewed by the business class without examination for accuracy or clear examples of double standards ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2017, 18:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ALL ARE INVOLVED by Rae Samuel "But none who leave here are unaffected. None who leave here are normal.....They will never count me among the broken men..I've been hungry too long. I've ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2017, 12:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PETROTRIN: FIGHT FOR JOB SECURITY by Tony Bedassie Fitzroy Harewood, President of Petrotrin - man in the hot seatAccording to a report carried in the Newsday of January 20th 2017, Petrotrin's President, Fitzroy "What should have been ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2017, 04:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • POST-FIDEL CUBA by Dr. James Millette Dr. James Millette is a Caribbean scholar whose specialty is Caribbean history and whose expectations are that one day the Caribbean people “will rise”. He has lived and worked in ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2017, 19:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHITHER IOCL STRIKE? By Tony Bedassie For nearly a century the labour movement has continued its battle to improve the standards of employment for workers in this country. Indeed it was due to the early efforts ...
    Posted 12 Jan 2017, 05:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PETROTRIN: THE CLEANERS’ TALE By Tony Bedassie Tony Bedassie is a Trinmar workerI remember all too well the problems faced by janitorial workers at Petrotrin/Trinmar. These services like many others are performed by contractors and ...
    Posted 9 Jan 2017, 02:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PETROTRIN- CLEARING UP THE ISSUES by Tony Bedassie Tony Bedassie is a Trinmar workerThe promised strike action come Monday is indeed cause for concern. The statements being made by the different parties also makes for interesting times ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2017, 06:25 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WE NEED THE MONEY by David Walker David WalkerEvery day we are faced with decisions. Some are big, with the potential to change lives for the better or worse. Yet the size of the potential impact ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2017, 10:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A TALE OF THREE TRINIS By Frank Sears I couldn’t let this old year (2016) pass without publicly making a point that my friend Gerry and I commented upon some months ago.  And it has to do ...
    Posted 31 Dec 2016, 16:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A THING OR THREE by Rae Samuel There have been 3 significant recent political events which lay bare what working class people have postulated for decades. The first was the response of the Industrial Court to statements ...
    Posted 31 Dec 2016, 05:47 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.