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: TRADE UNIONS MUST UNITE TO DEFEAT IRA AMENDMENT BILL 2015-05-18 TRADE UNIONS MUST UNITE TO DEFEAT IRA AMENDMENT BILLThe National Workers Union (NWU) congratulates the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) for the firm and unyielding stand ...
    Posted 19 May 2015, 04:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: IRA AMENDMENT BILL MUST NOT BE PASSED WITHOUT CONSULTATION! 2015-05-17 IRA AMENDMENT BILL MUST NOT BE PASSED WITHOUT CONSULTATION! Information has come to the National Workers Union (NWU) that the government intends to pass the Industrial Relations ...
    Posted 17 May 2015, 14:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: LABOUR MOVEMENT MUST CALL A COSSABO AND DEFEAT THE IRA AMENDMENT BILL The National Workers Union (NWU) shares the concern of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) about the manner in which the Industrial Relations Amendment Bill is being ...
    Posted 11 May 2015, 14:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN DEMANDS CONSULATATION ON IRA AMENDMENT BILL On May 8th 2015 the following statement was issued by Joseph Remy, President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs:The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non ...
    Posted 8 May 2015, 21:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: TIME TO FIX HEALTH CARE SYSTEM On 2015-05-05  the National Health Workers Union wrote the following letter to Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and TobagoThe National Health Workers Union (NHWU ...
    Posted 5 May 2015, 20:49 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: T&T WORKERS REPLACED BY SOUTH AMERICAN WORKERS ON POINT FORTIN HIGHWAY 2015-05-05   T&T WORKERS REPLACED BY SOUTH AMERICAN WORKERS ON POINT FORTIN HIGHWAY   The National Workers Union (NWU) calls upon the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCO), the Ministry ...
    Posted 4 May 2015, 21:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE MINISTER OF HEALTH MUST BE REMOVED 2015-04-30 The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) calls on the Prime Minister to immediately remove Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan from his position or risk a massive revolt ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2015, 14:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SANDO HEALTH CARE WORKERS KEEP OPERATING THEATRES FUNCTIONAL The National Health Workers Union, an afilliate of the National Workers Union issued the following statement on 2015-04-24  Further to the news release issued by the National Health ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2015, 15:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SANDO HOSPITAL IN STATE OF COLLAPSE The National Health Workers Union, an affiliate of the National Workers Union issued the following statement on April 22nd 2015:SANDO HOSPITAL IN STATE OF COLLAPSEThe National Health Workers ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2015, 19:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU: TATT SELLOUT In a statement published on March 27th 2015, the Communication Workers Union accused the Telecommunication Authority of selling out the national interest with relation to their position on the proposed ...
    Posted 30 Mar 2015, 22:28 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.

  • NO LESS CORRUPT by Rae Samuel Even as the U.S. sent Prince Ali of client state Jordan swimming behind the FIFA ship that had already sailed, (Michel Platini and Luis Figo jumped overboard a while ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • LAW AND THE CLASS STRUGGLE The National Workers Union (NWU) has issued a discussion paper called A LOOK AT THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AMENDMENT BILL as a contribution to the discourse raging across the labour movement ...
    Posted 26 May 2015, 22:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • COSSABO CALLS FOR DEFEAT OF BILL On March 25th, 2015 the Joint Trade Union Movement (JTUM) held a Conference of Shop Stewards and Branch Officers (COSSABO) at Paramount Building, headquarters of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union ...
    Posted 26 May 2015, 11:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK by Rae Samuel The American quartet of Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Ryan Bailey and Tyson Gay (see picture) has been asked to return their 2012 London Olympic 4x100m relay silver medals. This promotes ...
    Posted 15 May 2015, 06:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CONSOLIDATING THE REVOLUTION by Jesus Rojas Apotheosic was the concentration of workers in Venezuela, this glorious May 1st, we celebrate not just the accomplishments and achievements of national and international working class, but the crushing ...
    Posted 14 May 2015, 12:21 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ALL ABOUT SLAVERY by Burton Sankeralli The Forum on the Future of the Caribbean was hosted by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the University of the West Indies (UWI) together with the UNDP on May ...
    Posted 11 May 2015, 19:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ANYTHING YOU WEAR CAN BE HELD AGAINST YOU by Rae Samuel Some of us media people were standing outside the San Fernando Magistrates’ court awaiting the return of the May Day demonstration. The JTUM, a bit unwisely in my view, had ...
    Posted 8 May 2015, 22:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • STUDY YUH BOOK! by Rae Samuel A significant event has occurred in the South Eastern Educational Division which will not make the 7 o'clock news or the back pages of the dailies. It is that ...
    Posted 7 May 2015, 20:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BLACK POWER OF CONTRADICTIONS by Dr. Godfrey Vincent I have no problems with Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration Roger Samuel calling some of the former Black Power detainees, heroes.  However, I have a big problem with ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2015, 15:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY The following article was published in the first issue of the newsletter of the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) called SWRHA TODAY (download attachment at bottom of page).Based on ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2015, 19:37 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.