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.
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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.

  • NURSES UNDER PRESSURE AS COVID RUNS WILD by Rae Samuel Idi StuartAs the Covid crisis deepens, as uncertainty lingers and fears remain, workers and the wider national community must stand behind Idi Stuart, head of Trinidad and Tobago Registered ...
    Posted 8 May 2021, 10:01 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WORKERS MUST TAKE BACK THEIR UNIONS By Gerry Kangalee When the NAR government entered the IMF conditionality programme in the late 1980’s we had come through a period of intense struggle, with some success, beginning in the 1960 ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2021, 17:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE STEELBAND MODEL By Andre Moses Many steelbands don't have security of tenureAndre Moses much less a home for themselves. The patronage steelband model is based on inflows of funding from the private sector ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2021, 14:24 by Gerry Kangalee
  • US MILITARY OCCUPATION OF TRINIDAD PART 1 By Simeon Humphrey Simeon HumphreyThe history of the US occupation of Trinidad is not widely known here or in the rest of the Caribbean. Caribbean people, including citizens of Trinidad and Tobago ...
    Posted 17 Apr 2021, 17:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • IMBERT CANNOT COMPEL ANY EMPLOYER TO BREAK THE LAW By Gerry Kangalee Finance Minister Imbert has tried to mislead citizens of this country when he made his infamous statement about the negotiations between the Public Services Association and the National Insurance Board ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2021, 18:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • US SANCTIONS: COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT ON VENEZUELAN PEOPLE By Jesús Rojas Jesus RojasWashington’s aggression against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries is a flagrant violation of human rights since its prime objective is to destroy these societies’ material and ...
    Posted 12 Apr 2021, 17:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PRIVATISATION IN ANTIGUA - A VERY BAD IDEA By Alvette E Jeffers Alvette JeffersThe Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (A&BLP) government with support from the United Progressive Party (UPP), has announced that it will offer to the public 10 ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2021, 09:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • We Want to Know the Real Value of Petrotrin’s Assets The Economic Analysis Unit of Labour Advisory Bureau is of the view that concerted efforts are being made to dispose of the assets of the Petrotrin Refinery as scrap iron ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2021, 14:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • REVIEW OF NEHUSI'S A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF GUYANA by Eusi Kwayana This is a rather late review of a significant work of Guyanese history by Dr. Kimani Nehusi which he titled A PEOPLE’S POLITICAL HISTORY OFEusi Kwayana GUYANA and ...
    Posted 31 Mar 2021, 10:54 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU EXTENDS CONGRATS TO TRADE UNIONS ON DECISION TO AMALGAMTE
    Posted 24 Mar 2021, 03:12 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.