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: LET US UNITE IN ACTION! The following statement was issued by the National Workers Union (NWU) on June 19th 2017:June 19th 2017 marks the eightieth anniversary of the General Strike and Insurrection that gave ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2017, 20:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: THE FULL WELCH REPORT MUST BE MADE PUBLIC The following statement, dated 2017/05/22, was issued by the National Workers Union.The National Workers Union (NWU) condemns the disrespectful and contemptuous way the Ministry of Health has ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 12:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • COMMUNICATING THE TRUTH: CWU SEEKS ANSWERS ON TSTT IMPENDING ACQUISITION OF MASSY COMMUNICATIONS The Communication Workers’ Union, (CWU), would like to publicly express its grave concern with respect to the recent announcement by the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad ...
    Posted 15 May 2017, 18:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUAVE ROAD FARMERS WANT GOVERNMENT TO OBEY THE LAW The following statement was issued by Haig Community United on 2017/05/13. It was signed by Eugene A. Reynald, Secretary/Director, Haig Community United 1. This Press release is ...
    Posted 15 May 2017, 06:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • TWO TRIBUTES TO HORACE SCOTT (May 7th 1933 - October 13th 2017) INDEPENDENT, UNCOMPROMISING, REFUSED TO SERVE UNDER MCLEOD!MILITANT FEISTY, DEDICATEDby Sylvan WilsonHorace Scott was very militant, feisty and dedicated comrade to the OWTU and the working ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2017, 20:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PRE-COLUMBIAN ART OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO/ The Pre-Columbian Caribbean: Colonization, Population Dispersal, and Island Adaptations The first attached file is a scholarly piece from Dr. Lawrence WaldronThe second attached file is a piece by Scott M. Fitzpatrick
    Posted 13 Oct 2017, 07:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TCL MOVES TO SLASH JOBS! On Monday October 9th 2017, the Human Resources Department of Trinidad Cement Ltd. (TCL) circulated a memorandum to TCL employees in T&T (members of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union ...
    Posted 15 Oct 2017, 17:21 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, COLM! By Gerry Kangalee The pressure is on and our mendacious politicians, tax-avoiding professional parasites, cravacious business elite and their fellow travellers in the trade union leaderships and academia do not have a ...
    Posted 8 Oct 2017, 20:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CAL APPEALS SUCCESSORSHIP JUDGEMENT TEN YEARS AFTER CASE BEGAN By Dave Smith Dave Smith, General Secretary CATTUWhen BWIA pretended to close on 31st December 2006 and change its name to Caribbean Airlines Limited, we all knew that it was an excuse ...
    Posted 5 Oct 2017, 08:49 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LISTEN TO WHOM? by Peter Garvey Referring to a letter from Ronald Huggins, St Joseph, published in the Guardian Newspaper on 4/10/2017 entitled "Budget shows Government has listened", I have to ask "To whom ...
    Posted 4 Oct 2017, 20:31 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PRESSURE DOES BUSS PIPE by Rae Samuel This was written before the presentation of the 2018 budget. I have always likened the reading of the budget to the hurricane season; except the latter is of shorter duration ...
    Posted 3 Oct 2017, 13:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GOUTI ABOUT TO RUN By Laurence Brown As the Nation awaits the yearly lowering of the AX on the necks of ORDINARY people by the TAX/AX man, we are subjected to open displays of unbridled power ...
    Posted 1 Oct 2017, 05:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • Our Dance With Death by Joanne Viechweg When I was a child death was unwelcome in the land of the living. Death was an outcast, a villain that was kept in exile. We closed ranks to protect ...
    Posted 28 Sep 2017, 18:05 by Gerry Kangalee
  • OF PETROBAKSH, JAMETTRIE AND SCANDAL by Rae Samuel ...and in news from the energy sector, which drives the political sector and selections, the leader of the government has responded to allegations concerning the production of rubbing alcohol at ...
    Posted 19 Sep 2017, 10:34 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.