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.

  • Whoever Wins this Election, All of Guyana Loses: By Moses Bhagwan and Eusi Kwayana From 1957, Moses Bhagwan became active in Guyanese public life and liberation politics through many organizations, including the People’s Progressive Party, the Progressive Youth Organization, The Success Movement, the ...
    Posted 9 Mar 2020, 13:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIGWU STATEMENT ON DEMONETISATION, MONEY LAUNDERING AND OTHER CORRUPT FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES. THE ATTACHED STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY THE BANKING INSURANCE AND GENERAL WORKERS (UNION BIGWU) ON 18TH DECEMBER 2019 (CLICK HERE)
    Posted 18 Dec 2019, 19:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: DUKE DETENTION DISTURBING On 2019-08-27 , the National Workers Union issued the following statementThe National Workers Union (NWU) calls on the national community not to take the detention of Watson Duke ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2019, 06:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean CALL FOR PAPERS Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean A Special Issue to be published in Journal of Labor and Society Paper Submission Deadline Date: 01-01-2020 Special ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2019, 20:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE! STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE!Either we stand up and fight or we lie down and take! This was made by the late Comrade ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2019, 20:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • RBC TELLS WORKERS VSEP, VERP OR RETRENCHMENT Mario Als, Deputy President of the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU), issued the following statement on May 20th 2019.STOP MASS RETRENCHMENT AT RBC NOW!!Mario AlsOnce ...
    Posted 20 May 2019, 20:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIGWU Responds to Allegations of Representation in Sexual Harassment Case The Banking Insurance and General Workers Union wishes to publicly record its strongest protest against the utterly wicked unjustified attack launched against our Union in particular and Trade Unions in ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2019, 10:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU:TIME FOR A CAMPAIGN OF DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE ONE PERCENT! On 2019-04-10 the following statement was issued by the National Workers Union:The employers, led by the one percent, have launched the most vicious assault on the rights ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2019, 04:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUYANA BAUXITE WORKERS UNDER PRESSURE Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union Press Release 15th February 2019 Striking workers BCGI threaten with dismissal –sovereignty at riskThis morning workers at the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated ...
    Posted 17 Feb 2019, 10:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: YES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! On 2019-01-25 the National Workers Union issued the fiollowing statementYES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! The National Workers Union (NWU) calls on ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2019, 05:17 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.

  • PRAISE SONG FOR SCOBIE by Gerry Kangalee ..we sing this song of praise for those whohelped to clear the path that we could see throughso now we children they have a sourceso very Trinbagonian ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE HARD ROAD TO FREEDOM by Fay Roe I have submitted this article as a tribute to Citizen Michael ‘Scobie’ Joseph not that he would agree with its content but with the concept of let a hundred flowers ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2020, 11:24 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LET'S REMEMBER BLOODY TUESDAY by CECIL PAUL Today, March 18th 2020 marks the forty fifth anniversary of Bloody Tuesday, a significant, but almost forgotten, day in the history of the mass movement. In commemoration of that event ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2020, 06:01 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MIGRANT WORKERS IN CANADA DEMAND JUSTICE by Chris Ramsaroop Trinidad born Chris Ramsaroop is a founding member of Justice for Migrant Workers (J4MW), a grassroots collective of community, labour, and migrant activists in Ontario, Canada.TO THE LEADERS OF ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2020, 08:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE QUIET WARRIOR by David Commissiong One of the striking features of Barbados’ famous public monument known variously as the Bussa Statue and as the Emancipation Statue, is the following very powerful and moving inscription at ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2020, 14:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • YARA WORKERS FIGHT TO DEFEND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY by Gerry Kangalee On 13th November 2019 Yara Trinidad Ltd. Issued the following statement: “Yara regrets to announce the closure of its wholly-owned ammonia plant in Point Lisas, Trinidad. The Yara Trinidad ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2020, 08:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TO THE SPORTING GRAVEYARD? by RAE SAMUEL Apparently our remorseless and grim determination to go to the sporting graveyard continues in the wake of news coming from local cycling. Coach Erin Hartwell, technical director first 'went on ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2020, 07:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • STATE OF COLLAPSE by Michael "Bro. Scobie" Joseph Independence is independence, but when you continue to live in territories which still bear the shape of the old colonial territories, it is extremely difficult to free yourself from the ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2020, 06:09 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ONE MOVEMENT! ONE STRUGGLE! TIWU MEMBERS SHOW THE WAY by RAE SAMUEL On Tuesday 21st January 2020, the workers of the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) and the National Maintenance Training and Security Company (MTS), members of the Transport and Industrial Workers ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2020, 18:53 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NO BLACK POWER WITHOUT PEOPLE’S POWER! by Adofo Minka & Matthew Quest Adofo Minka is a defense attorney who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. He can be reached at adofom1@gmail.comThis article has been updated from its original drafting more than ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2020, 04:55 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.