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.

  • Abolish Essential Industries Schedule The National Workers Union (NWU) in a letter to Labour Minister Errol McLeod, dated April 3rd 2014 called on the government to abolish the Essential Industries Schedule of the Industrial ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2014 22:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FRIDAY APRIL 11TH VIGIL AT FCB In a circular addressed to the workers of First Citizens Bank (FC) dated April 7th 2014, the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) stated:At an emergency meeting of ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2014 20:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PAN IN GRANDE RIVIERE by Michael "Bro. Scobie" Joseph Pan Trinbago started the new Steelpan year on a high in Grande Riviere on the 29th March 2014.Those who missed it, missed a good Steelpan lime. Pan lovers came ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2014 11:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • KEEP YOUR BLOODY HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!   HANDS OFF VENEZUELA!   Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Movement   April 1, 2014   Grave concern compels us to speak out and to draw the nation’s attention to what is happening ...
    Posted 1 Apr 2014 17:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • JTUM CALLS MAY 23RD DEMO The following statement was issued by the Joint Trade Union Movement on March 12th 2014. The JTUM met last night in a lengthy session primarily to discuss the current ...
    Posted 12 Mar 2014 18:53 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CDA VERSUS CHAGUARAMAS FARMERS GUAVE ROAD FARMERS VS THE CHAGARAMAS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Press Release From the Guave Road Farmers Association\Currently there are some 40 or more farmers engaged in Farming the lands at ...
    Posted 12 Mar 2014 10:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU COSSABO REJECTS VSEP On February 27, 2014, John Julien, the Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement: At a COSSABO of all TSTT Branches of the CWU, held ...
    Posted 6 Mar 2014 10:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FIITUN: WHOSE LIVING WAGE? Joseph Remy, President of The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs, (FITUN) issued the following statement on February 19th 2014. The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2014 14:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: RAMLOGAN ENCOURAGES HARSH AND OPPRESSIVE MEASURES A.G. RAMLOGAN ENCOURAGES HARSH AND OPPRESSIVE MEASURES   The National Workers Union (NWU) notes with concern that Attorney General Anand Ramlogan was reported in the print media to have said ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2014 17:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TACARIGUA RESIDENTS SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW The following statement was released by the Save Our Green Spaces Committee on January 25 2013: The Save Our Green Space Committee (SOGSC) has not been in a position to ...
    Posted 29 Jan 2014 19:00 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.

  • WHO BETTER TO LOOK AFTER THEM? by Verna St. Rose-Greaves Love and Care In the midst of a kind of pain that only she could experience but not explain, young mother Okilia Mayers tries to come to terms with the ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2014 15:05 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THEY MUST GO! by Mario Als The Statement below attributed to the AG raises a moot point: "He added while comments made prior to the completion of the investigations by First Citizens chairman Nyree Alfonso were ...
    Posted 14 Apr 2014 17:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SECTION 34 RELOADED! by Raphael Fyzabad The People’s Partnership (PP) government Public Procurement Bill laid in the Senate by Minister of Planning Dr. Bhoe Tewarie was denounced as ‘bogus’ and an attempt to defraud the ...
    Posted 11 Apr 2014 19:06 by Dave Smith
  • ONE MORE SIP by Rae Samuel In Chinese literature/folklore, death is often referred to as "heavier than Mount Thai or lighter than a feather", depending on how one's service to one's fellow man ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2014 10:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • OUR FATE IS CLEARLY WRITTEN by Eugene Reynald Hi Mr. Rudder, I circularised the following e-mail some time ago to several persons at home and abroad. What it records from the Prime Minister is frightening and ominous ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2014 11:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ORGANISE TO RE-KINDLE THE FLAME by Rae Samuel As we prepare to send our team to 2014 Carifta Games, as we prepare to mark the 2nd year of Keshorn Walcott's remarkable and historic achievement, as Jehue Gordon ...
    Posted 8 Apr 2014 22:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLONIALISM by Ken Howell  conquered Trinidad from the SpanishThe British captured Trinidad from the Spaniards who, during their tenure, had already decimated the population of Amerindians, and brought in French settlers from Haiti ...
    Posted 8 Apr 2014 19:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • UNDERSTANDING PENSIONS: ARE YOU A MEMBER OF A PENSION PLAN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE? ARE YOU INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATING A NEW PENSION PLAN? DO YOU WANT A BETER UDERSTANDING OF PENSION PLAN ISSUES? IF ...
    Posted 8 Apr 2014 05:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ANNEX T&T? GIVE IT BACK! by Rae Samuel All these reports of Cabinet ministers abusing/assaulting their wives, girlfriends and livestock: those of us in the know suspect we may be seeing the influence of a certain high ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2014 11:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ICONS: FALSE AND TRUE by Rae Samuel I came back to Trinidad this morning after spending the week-end overseas, Tobago, you have the pass on or over the water to get there..I half expected to ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2014 15:14 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.