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.

  • 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
  • NWU: PRIME MINISTER’S BANKRUPTCY TALK IS RECKLESS AND UNTRUE 2015-03-26 Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar said at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on March 25th 2015 that her Government will negotiate with the ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2015, 15:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: EMPLOYERS EXPOSE HYPOCRISY OVER POLICE ACTION In a shameless display of self righteous indignation employer groups in this country came out with guns of hypocrisy blazing and attacked the police officers who have been attempting to ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2015, 18:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU URGES SWRHA CEO TO ADDRESS SALARY, PENSION ISSUES On 15th March, 2015, the National Health Workers Union wrote the following letter to Mr. Anil Gosine, Chief Executive Officer, South West Regional Health Authority. The letter was signed ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2015, 18:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: CHAOS AND CONFUSION MUST STOP OVER SHIFT ISSUE On 2015/03/16, the National Health Workers Union published the following statement:Recently, there has been a disruptive and unnecessary conflict over the issue of shift arrangements for nursing ...
    Posted 16 Mar 2015, 18:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! 2015-03-14 In a fit of apparent absurdity, US President Barack Obama has declared “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2015, 11:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU EXPOSES TATT; BLASTS MINISTER BAKSH On March 13th 2015, the Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union, Joseph Remy, issued two public statements, which we reproduce.The Communication Workers’ Union, (CWU), has taken note of ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2015, 09:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC: GET RID OF THE CPO The National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) issued the following statement on March 8th 2015:The National Trade Union Centre supports the struggle of the police, fire and prison officers in ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2015, 12:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU CONDEMNS STATE ENTERPRISE GREED On February 28, 2015, the Communication Workers union issued the following statement:The Communication Workers' Union would like to publicly express its outrage at the disclosure made in Parliament recently ...
    Posted 3 Mar 2015, 05:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: SHOE DOES KNOW WHEN SOCKS HAVE HOLE The following statement was issued by the National Workers Union (NWU) on February 27th 2015Many people were puzzled by Labour Minister Errol McLeod’s claim at the swearing in ...
    Posted 26 Feb 2015, 23:55 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.

  • 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
  • 200 workers steelworkers on breadline Workers of Tube City IMS Limited, a firm contracted to Arcelor Mittal, one of the leading steel conglomerates in the world, staged a protest at the Point Lisas roundabout on ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2015, 22:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CAN DEMOCKRACY BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE? by Simeon Humphrey On 2010 April 18, McLeod, Abdulah and true-believer fellow travellers of the bourgeois demock-racy we practice here came to us working people in our assembly known as a ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2015, 18:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LATIN AMERICA REBUFFS US ON VENEZUELA By Jesús Rojas United States Under Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson said recently that she feels disappointed by the large Latin American rejection of the sanctions imposed by the US against Venezuela and ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2015, 20:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • POLICE AND/OR THIEF by Rae Samuel I think the police should open their own newspaper and call it ""Police Introspection News''. There is not a form of criminal activity they have not been involved in recently ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2015, 10:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • COUP ANYONE? By Burton Sankeralli With apologies to my comrades in the movement permit me to act, for the hypothetical moment, as if I were an advocate of liberal Burton Sankerallidemocracy. So what have ...
    Posted 25 Mar 2015, 13:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LATIN AMERICA AND THE “SPECTRE” OF SOCIALISM by Sai Madivala Sai MadivalaAmerica is the Canaan of capitalism, its promised land.”                                                                                 – Werner Sombart, 1906 – Socialism, as a tangible political and economic project for organizing society, has been cast-off to ...
    Posted 19 Mar 2015, 20:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIN THE BILLS Carrying placards reading "Take your sticky fingers off my credit union''; "Kam-liar only reshuffling, reshuffling"; "Bin d Bill" and "Our survival under attack”, hundreds of credit union members protested ...
    Posted 11 Feb 2015, 10:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • JOSTLING FOR THE TROUGH By Frank Sears Those of us who know how animals are fed on a farm will remember that the centerpiece is the trough. Food by the bucketful is emptied in the middle part ...
    Posted 4 Feb 2015, 06:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NIGHT OF THE NINJA By Ken Howell The Prime Minister demonstrated, on Monday 2 February 2015 that she is good as any and even better than many, when it comes to using a three canal cutlass to ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2015, 16:17 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.