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: PM PLAYING SMART WITH FOOLISHNESS The following statement was issued by the Secretary General of the Communication Workers' Union, Comrade Joseph Remy on March 17th 2017 The Communication Workers' Union has carefully noted the ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2017, 05:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU EXPOSES MINISTER OF TOURISM The Communication Workers’ Union, (CWU), would like to publicly express its graveMinister of Tourism, Shamfa Cudjoe concern with respect to the recent announcement by the Minister of Tourism, Ms ...
    Posted 13 Mar 2017, 07:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TDC WORKERS JOB SECURITY AT STAKE! On March 9th, the Communication Workers Union issued the following statement signed by General Secretary, Joseph Remy.The Communication Workers’ Union condemns in the strongest and most vociferous manner the ...
    Posted 9 Mar 2017, 18:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • OWTU MUST PUBLISH PETROTRIN PROPOSALS On  2017-02-15, the National Workers Union issued the following statement: The Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) has submitted a proposal for the “restructuring” of Petrotrin to the government ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2017, 12:31 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR MUST ANSWER! Afra RaymondDavid WalkerThe following is an open letter dated 31st January 2017 to the Governor of the Central Bank co-authored by Afra Raymond and David Walker. It ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2017, 05:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC: BALGOBIN MUST GO Michael Annisette, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) wrote the following undated letter to trade unions.Following a meeting of the Executive Committee of NATUC on 06 ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2017, 19:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN: GOVERNMENT IMPOSING WAGE FREEZE Joseph Remy - President of FITUNThe Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organizations, FITUN, would like to publicly express its solidarity with the OWTU in its current struggle ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2017, 12:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ECA CALLS FOR RETRENCHMENT AT PETROTRIN Suzetta Ali, Chairman of the Employers Consultative AssociationOn  2017-01-03 the National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement: The Employers Consultative Association (ECA) has called on citizens ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2017, 12:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • PATRIARCHY AND POWER By Burton Sankeralli Violence against women has become very much a major issue in the public domain and discourse. This is a very important development because our record as Caribbean men in this ...
    Posted 23 Mar 2017, 06:31 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NMTS WORKERS PREPARE FOR BATTLE! The Transport and Industrial Workers Union (TIWU) is in the midst of a massive TIWU President Roland Sutherlandmobilisation of the approximately 2,000 workers of state-owned National Maintenance ...
    Posted 21 Mar 2017, 10:19 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SHAME, SHAME, SHAME(LESS)FA by Rae Samuel While one could not accurately predict the target or who would be the perpetrator, another broadside has been fired at workers. This one came from Ms. "We in ...
    Posted 16 Mar 2017, 12:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHITHER PETROTRIN: THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT STAKE! by Gerry Kangalee Government has appointed a seven member committee to make recommendations on the “re-organisation” of Petrotrin. The make-up of the committee provides clues as to what to expect. There ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 18:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BLAMING THE YOUTH By Rae Samuel "You can't blame the youths of today You can't fool the youth... Teach the youths to learn in school That the cow jump over the moon'' Peter Tosh ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2017, 08:50 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THAT WORD AGAIN! By BURTON SANKERALLI Sex! Oh, oh… there’s that word again. But at least I have your attention. And yes I found Chalkdust’s calypso to be very offensive. And in our context ...
    Posted 8 Mar 2017, 17:53 by Gerry Kangalee
  • RAYMOND CONTRADICTS HIMSELF By Corey Gilkes Now that Carnival done and allyuh head settled (somewhat), could Raymond Ramcharitar explain howRaymond Ramcharitar in his February 22nd column in the Guardian newspaper he saw it fit to ...
    Posted 7 Mar 2017, 11:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HEALTH SECTOR: REFORM OR RIPOFF? by Ken Howell The state of the public health system has always been a critical political issue. The concept of Health Sector Reform first came to the fore in the Julien Commission of ...
    Posted 3 Mar 2017, 04:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • COKE IS NOT IT by Rae Samuel See what happens when you are not ready for office? From The Donald to Rottweiler: you mess up and even turn your own voters/supporters against you. George Bush taught ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2017, 09:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BECAUSE WAR IS WAGED AGAINST US! by Rafiki The CALL for the organization of African people is based on a critical analysis of reality. The fundamental basis of the analysis is that, “WE ARE ONE AFRICAN PEOPLE!” The ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2017, 09:01 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.