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: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
  • THA MUST PREVENT COLLAPSE OF HEALTH CARE IN TOBAGO! INVESTIGATE TRHA NOW! Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles must intervene and investigateThe National Workers Union is calling on the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to intervene and investigate the ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2018, 07:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST THE ONE PERCENT WE MUST TAKE BACK OUR UNIONS! The statement available here was published by the National Workers Union on the occasion of June 19th/Labour Day 2018. It may be downloaded from the attachment at the bottom ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2018, 20:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FOOD SECURITY PROBLEMS RIPENING by Omardath Maharaj Omardath Maharaj, agricultural economistPlanning and advancing food and nutrition security is a clear challenge for Trinidad and Tobago. In the absence of an overarching policy framework for sustainable agriculture ...
    Posted 9 May 2018, 07:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: ORGANISE TO STOP RATE INCREASES! The National Workers Union issued the following statement on April 4th 2018.Working people and the poor in T&T are faced with more and more pressure as the government ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2018, 11:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU TO GOV'T: EXPLAIN DOMINICA VOTE! The National Workers Union (NWU) expresses its bewilderment and disgust at the position adopted by the government of Trinidad and Tobago in opposing the request by the government of the ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2018, 11:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SOLIDARITY WITH BARBUDA The following media release was issued on March 16th by Pan-African Unity Dialogue, based in New York.  It is titled Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2018, 11:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: RE-INSTATE DISMISSED PSA WORKERS NOW The following statement was released on February 20th 2018.The National Workers Union (NWU), categorically and unreservedly condemns the Watson Dukeaction of the President of the Public Services Association ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2018, 13:27 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.

  • WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER NOT BEING PAID FOR FOUR MONTHS Does Barry Bidaisee, bossman of Banquet and Conference Centre believe that workers should work for free?Ronald Phillip is an employee of the Banquet and Conference Centre Ltd. This company ...
    Posted 17 Apr 2019, 19:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WOMEN AND THE LABOUR MOVEMENT by Cecil Paul & Gerry Kangalee Using the power of their cash and position Waiting to abuse and exploit any womanSinging SandraThe Sunday Guardian published an article on March 31st titled United ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2019, 15:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CABRERA: TRADE UNIONS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK Vincent Cabrera, President of the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) deliverd the following address on the occasion of the presentation of certificates to participants of BIGWU's education ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2019, 07:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TOBAGO HEALTH CARE WORKERS EXPOSE CORRUPTION The saga into the destruction of healthcare via the systematic dismantling of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) is once again in full gear, one may argue that it never ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2019, 07:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NOTHING SHORT OF AN ISLANDWIDE REVOLUTION WILL SAVE US By Tony Bedassie The trend should be regular shut downs and protests against this uncaring and uncouth government. I think the nation should have had enough by now: job losses upon job losses ...
    Posted 19 Mar 2019, 06:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ONE PERCENT DISMANTLES LABOUR MOVEMENT, INDUSTRIAL COURT By Ken Howell I am now convinced that the closure of Petrotrin was a calculated attack not only on the OWTU, but on the rest of the trade union movement and the country ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2019, 10:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU MUST RISE AGAIN by Laurence Brown In its early years, the Telephone Company was privately owned by a local French Creole family. There was the usual colour bar, with black workers having to enter the workplace ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2019, 15:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • POLITICS IN OUR NAME? By Ken Howell “People aren’t listening to their labor leaders any longer. It’s become a social movement.” Abdio Lorenzo Mexican small,businessman The government of Trinbago, which is currently led by ...
    Posted 19 Feb 2019, 09:21 by Gerry Kangalee
  • UNION MEMBERS MUST KEEP A HAWK EYE ON THEIR LEADERS by Ken Howell One of the contributors to the column in the Sunday Guardian which purports to be about Industrial Relations was at it again. In an article which appeared in that paper ...
    Posted 8 Feb 2019, 05:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • STEELBAND LEADERSHIP MUST RE-INVENT ITSELF by Rae Samuel Rae SamuelI have just finished reading an article from the former public affairs manager of the sponsor of the now 'homeless' Desperadoes Steel Orchestra. The piece sounds like nostalgia ...
    Posted 31 Jan 2019, 05:51 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.