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: 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
  • NHWU MEMBERS MUST ACT NOW! THe National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement on 2016/06/16The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) is under attack from within. In a January statement we reported ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2016, 09:44 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: GOVERNMENT MUST PAY DEBT TO WORKERS IN CASH BY END OF JUNE The National Workers Union issued the following statement on May 18th 2016:The National Workers’ Union (NWU) notes the blatant double standard being displayed by this Government, as it continues ...
    Posted 18 May 2016, 11:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: RHA EMPLOYEES MUST STAND UP AND RESIST ASSAULT ON OUR PROPERTY! The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued the following statement on May 3rd 2016:Minister of Finance Imbert, in his mid-year budget review stated that "public officers" will get ...
    Posted 3 May 2016, 10:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: LET US START THE FIGHTBACK The National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement dated May 2nd 2016:The National Workers Union salutes May Day as the international working class celebrates the great struggles that ...
    Posted 2 May 2016, 03:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC CONDEMNS ARREST OF EXECUTIVE MEMBER The National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) issued the following statement on April 24th 2016:NATUC unreservedly condemns the arrest and the unwarranted manhandling of Sister Ermine De Bique, the General ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: SOLIDARITY WITH C&GWTU AND ITS GENERAL SECRETARY On April 22nd 2016, the National Workers Union issued the following statementThe National Workers Union (NWU) stands in solidarity with the almost 200 casual workers laid off by the ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2016, 12:49 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN: FARRELL MUST APOLOGISE! On April 20th 2016, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) issued the following statement. The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) calls on the ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2016, 18:50 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.

  • VENEZUELA: FOOD DISTRIBUTION WAR GOES ON by Jesus Rojas The local Committees of Supply and Production (CLAP) in Venezuela are the new form of popular organization responsible, together with the Ministry of Food, for the house to house distribution ...
    Posted 28 Jun 2016, 07:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TRINMAR TROUBLE By Tony Bedassie Tony Bedassie is an oil worker at TrinmarPetrotrin/Trinmar has invested $Billion refurbishing the fields at South-West Soldado. Structures have been refurbished and new wells have been ...
    Posted 24 Jun 2016, 06:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • IN DEFENSE OF THE INDUSTRIAL COURT by Bryan St. Louis Bryan St. Louis,a veteran trade unionist, is an executive officer of the Communication Workers Union The Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago is a Superior Court of record ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2016, 08:05 by Gerry Kangalee
  • OAS - PAWN OF THE EMPIRE by Jesus Rojas The United States mobilized its pawn, Luis Almagro, the Secretary General of the OAS, to attack the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Before the “soft coup” in Brazil, this disgusting character ...
    Posted 17 Jun 2016, 12:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SOMETHING HAPPENED ALONG THE WAY By Rae Samuel “Something happened along the way...This is madness”Slinger Francisco Bill Clinton eulogising Muhammad Ali...along with the King of Jordan and the Prime Minister of Turkey? Is this a ...
    Posted 8 Jun 2016, 08:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • VENEZUELA: RIGHT WING AND REGIME CHANGE by Jesus Rojas The right-wing coalition in Venezuela which now controls the National Assembly has bashed President Nicolas Maduro`s government over the head. They claim to defend democratic values but the ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2016, 20:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHISTLING FOR THE SUN TO RISE By Eugene Reynald There is one business in T&T and though it is not formalized, structured and operated as such. It would be most appropriately called Trinidad and Tobago Incorporated (T&T ...
    Posted 3 Jun 2016, 07:50 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE BATSMAN DOES NOT WALK By Cathal Healy-Singh Cathal Healy-Singh[I wrote this on the political blogs in response to an article written for Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad which headed "We (Indians) can only see ourselves ...
    Posted 2 Jun 2016, 09:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FRANKLYN HARVEY AND THE CARIBBEAN REVOLUTION By Dr. Matthew Quest Dr. Matthew Quest is a historian. lecturer, education consultant, editor and author. He has published scholarly articles and reviews on C.L.R. James, the subject of his doctoral dissertation ...
    Posted 31 May 2016, 08:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MONROE DOCTRINE UNRAVELLED By Jesús Rojas Jesus Rojas, a citizen and resident of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has been an English teacher for over 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English ...
    Posted 30 May 2016, 17:49 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.