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 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
  • 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
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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.

  • LET US NOT SELL OURSELVES SHORT! By Andre Moses Andre Moses is an educator and prominent cultural activist; former president of the Pan in Schools Co-ordinating CouncilRaf Robertson left us abruptly and unexpectedly one year ago. One ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 10:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DISASTER IN THE MAKING By Tony Bedaisee Tony Bedaisee is a Trinmar worker and a published poetIt is my understanding that the Sara P captained by a new guy hit a well in the Main field ...
    Posted 2 Dec 2016, 07:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THROW AWAY THE KEY By Rae Samuel The news last Sunday night carried a response by a prison officer to a story by a 'law and order'' talk show host, which alleged that customers in a bank ...
    Posted 29 Nov 2016, 12:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GETTING TOUGH ON "CRIME" by Corey Gilkes There’s a video making the rounds on social media showing a confrontation on Charlotte St between two young men and some police officers. And as is now customary, many ...
    Posted 24 Nov 2016, 12:05 by Gerry Kangalee
  • STEEL WORKERS MAKE BID TO SAVE INDUSTRY By Rae Samuel In March the Arcelor Mittal Steel Company gave notice that it was closing its Trinidad and Tobago operation citing a slump in the international steel market and summarily throwing hundreds ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2016, 10:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TRINMAR IN TROUBLE by Tony Bedaisee Tony Bedaisee is a Trinmar workerWhat is it going to take for the striking workers at IOCL to get their just dues? Is it even fathomable that one individual ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2016, 07:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TWO CHICKEN AND A GOAT by Rae Samuel I have often noted, even before the 50th anniversary of its founding an apparent lack of literature on the history and achievements of the People's National Movement - an organisation ...
    Posted 21 Nov 2016, 17:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FOREIGN CHICKENS COMING HOME by Rae Samuel "Tell your mammy Tell your pa Gonna send you back to Arkansas” Ray Charles/ What'd I say' Seems that some are upset about The Donald's proposed wall between ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2016, 08:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CLASS WARFARE FROM THE RIGHT? by Burton Sankeralli Burton Sankeralli“Class warfare!” I heard the phrase on mainstream American election coverage. I am not kidding. Karl Marx starring on Yankee television election night! But hold on…. something ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2016, 05:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LEFT WING, RIGHT WING – SAME COBO by Corey Gilkes Got to stay ‘way from them ism All dem ism is just schism  The Black Stalin  I think these lines from Stalin’s song “Ism/Schisms” are most definitely more ...
    Posted 10 Nov 2016, 21:00 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.