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: DO NOT TO BE MISLED BY TSTT The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) would like to advise the national community that they should not be misled by the Figures that have been displayed by TSTT in the Company ...
    Posted 12 Aug 2016, 09:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: WORKERS MUST FIGHT BACK AGAINST EMPLOYERS ASSAULT! The Minister of Labour Jennifer Baptiste-Primus has made it clear that that her role is that of consultant to the employers relating to their industrial relations obligations and not ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2016, 07:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: BACKPAY MUST BE PAID IN FULL 2016-06-29 BACKPAY MUST BE PAID IN FULL The National Workers Union (NWU) notes with concern Finance Minister Imbert’s statement in the Senate on June 28th 2016 that ...
    Posted 28 Jun 2016, 23:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: REJECT THE IMF! RESIST AUSTERITY MEASURES! The National Workers Union issued the following statement dated 2016/06/23:REJECT THE IMF! RESIST AUSTERITY MEASURES!                                          The National Workers Union warns the working people of Trinidad and Tobago ...
    Posted 24 Jun 2016, 07:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELVES! THE CAPITALISTS HAVE DECLARED WAR! PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELVES! THE CAPITALISTS HAVE DECLARED WAR!  The National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement on June 19th 2016. June 19th 2016 finds the working class ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2016, 20:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU MEMBERS MUST ACT NOW! THe National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement on 2016/06/16The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) is under attack from within. In a January statement we reported ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2016, 09:44 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: GOVERNMENT MUST PAY DEBT TO WORKERS IN CASH BY END OF JUNE The National Workers Union issued the following statement on May 18th 2016:The National Workers’ Union (NWU) notes the blatant double standard being displayed by this Government, as it continues ...
    Posted 18 May 2016, 11:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: RHA EMPLOYEES MUST STAND UP AND RESIST ASSAULT ON OUR PROPERTY! The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued the following statement on May 3rd 2016:Minister of Finance Imbert, in his mid-year budget review stated that "public officers" will get ...
    Posted 3 May 2016, 10:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: LET US START THE FIGHTBACK The National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement dated May 2nd 2016:The National Workers Union salutes May Day as the international working class celebrates the great struggles that ...
    Posted 2 May 2016, 03:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC CONDEMNS ARREST OF EXECUTIVE MEMBER The National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) issued the following statement on April 24th 2016:NATUC unreservedly condemns the arrest and the unwarranted manhandling of Sister Ermine De Bique, the General ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:27 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.

  • The “Four Daagas” by Dr. Godfey Vincent Before I delve into the essay on Makandal Daaga, I send condolences to the Daaga family and NJAC organization. I can’t claim to know the former leader of NJAC ...
    Posted 26 Aug 2016, 09:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • URBAN AGRICULTURE IN VENEZUELA By Jesus Rojas As part of the activation of the 14 engines of the national economy, President Nicolas Maduro said to activate the Urban Agriculture Plan which serves to boost and strengthen food ...
    Posted 23 Aug 2016, 06:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BLACK LIVES IN DANGER by Arthur Nurse After hundreds of years of oppression during which western white civilization was developed on the backs of Africans and their descendants in the new world, the United States as the ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2016, 06:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • VENEZUELA: CHAOS OR MEDIA MANIPULATION By Jesus Rojas Jesus Rojas, a citizen and resident of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has been an English teacher for over 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2016, 09:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE BIRDSONG AFFAIR By Andre Moses Without a National Policy for Pan, situations like the eviction imbroglio that is presently confronting Birdsong are bound to occur. If the steelpan is the national instrument then we have ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2016, 05:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DAAGA: A PRISON MEMOIR by Michael "Bro. Scobie" Joseph Michael Joseph (Brother Scobie) is the Public Relations Officer of Pan Trinbago  and President of the Southern Marines Steelband Foundation.He is a former member of the General Council of ...
    Posted 10 Aug 2016, 14:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • IT GOOD FOR WHO? By Rae Samuel An ill conceived campaign ends in loss for a young history making gymnast at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Trinidad and Tobago's Marissa Dick may have legally won a place ...
    Posted 10 Aug 2016, 07:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE CANCER OF NEGLECT By Verna St. Rose-Greaves I am sitting at the St. James Cancer Treatment Centre, looking at the badly hung pictures of the President, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health. The man in ...
    Posted 8 Aug 2016, 21:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE AGENDA OF MY FOOTSTEPS By Peter Garvey Peter Garvey is a T&TEC workerA Comrade of mine remarked to me that each footstep on the picket line has its own agenda. Given that on Thursday 11th ...
    Posted 8 Aug 2016, 20:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ATTACK ON VENEZUELA AT MERCOSUR By Jesus Rojas Once again US imperialism and its "Triple Alliance", formed by the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, seeks to reissue "a kind of Operation Condor" against the homeland of Simon ...
    Posted 5 Aug 2016, 05:13 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.