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: WE WILL NOT COMPROMISE OUR INDEPENDENCE On August 28, 2015 the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement:The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) would like to give clarification to its absence from the signing of ...
    Posted 29 Aug 2015, 22:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU EXPOSES SEX ATTACK AT MOUNT HOPE The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) has been reliably informed of a brutal sexual attack on an innocent 18 year old visitor at the Mount Hope medical facility just after ...
    Posted 17 Aug 2015, 21:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU URGES HOWAI TO PAY END OF AUGUST The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) wrote the following letter to the Minister of Finance, Larry Howai:2015-08-07Senator, the Honourable Larry HowaiMinister of Finance and the ...
    Posted 7 Aug 2015, 15:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: RHA WORKERS MUST BEWARE OF POLITICAL GAMES On 2015-07-10, the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued the following statement  RHA WORKERS MUST BEWARE OF POLITICAL GAMES Monthly paid employees of the Regional Health Authorities have ...
    Posted 11 Jul 2015, 06:54 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: NO GAMES! WAGE INCREASES NOW! ORGANISE FOR RMU STATUS! The following statement was published by the National Health Workers Union. It is dated 2015/07/09:NO GAMES! WAGE INCREASES NOW! ORGANISE FOR RMU STATUS! Comrades, all the RHAs ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2015, 19:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • "Haig Community United" vs Chaguaramas Development Authority by Eugene Reynald 1. Haig Community United also called the Guave Road Farmers Association is an NGO formed by the Farmers and was represented by Mr Colvin Blaize and Mr Farai Hove Masaisai ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2015, 11:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: THE FYZABAD FIASCO EXPLAINED THE FYZABAD FIASCO EXPLAINED 2015/06/23The foolishness that took place at Charlie King Junction on Labour Day confirms the position of the National Workers Union as published in ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2015, 21:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: ELEVATOR WOES AT SANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL 2015-06-21  ELEVATOR WOES AT SANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL   The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) which represents hundreds of health care workers, continues to draw attention to the calamitous state ...
    Posted 21 Jun 2015, 19:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU:THE POWER OF LABOUR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHO WINS THE ELECTION! 2015-06-18  The National Workers Union (NWU) and its affiliate the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) join with the working people of T&T in celebrating the seventy eighth ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2015, 20:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: TRADE UNIONS MUST UNITE TO DEFEAT IRA AMENDMENT BILL 2015-05-18 TRADE UNIONS MUST UNITE TO DEFEAT IRA AMENDMENT BILLThe National Workers Union (NWU) congratulates the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) for the firm and unyielding stand ...
    Posted 19 May 2015, 04:00 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.

  • MOU INSANITY by Dr. Godfrey Vincent Recently, the PNM presented its candidates for the 2015 general election. At that rally, PNM pallbearers carried a coffin that symbolized the death and burial of the People’s Partnership ...
    Posted 30 Aug 2015, 14:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MOUTTET CONVENIENTLY FORGETS by Cecil Paul Reference is made to a letter in your paper of Monday August 24, by F. Mouttet of Westmoorings. I am greatly annoyed at Mr. Mouttet describing the country of his ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2015, 21:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP When the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) began organising in the NCRHA in June 2014 there was, literally, just a handful of members. It was not satisfactory that the national ...
    Posted 26 Aug 2015, 08:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CECIL PAUL:THE FORMATION OF NATUC Cecil Paul, Deputy President of the National Workers Union (NWU), delves into the history of the labour movement from the early eighties, a period in which he played a significant ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2015, 09:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BAREBACK? HOW DARE HE? By Rae Samuel I am reading of a reporter who went to interview a political leader who show up bareback in his own home. (How dare he?). He touched her tattoo and her ...
    Posted 8 Aug 2015, 20:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ROLE OF THE CHIEF PERSONNEL OFFICER By Ken Howell The essential function of the Civil Service is to manage the day- to - day operations of the government of the day and the state. In that regard, the Civil Service ...
    Posted 3 Aug 2015, 16:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FCB WORKERS WIN PROFIT SHARING The following article was published in LABOUR INSIGHT (issue 2/2015), the newsletter of the Banking, Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) After 48 months of persistent battle with the ...
    Posted 3 Aug 2015, 15:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHEN THE PRISON GATES OPEN by Rae Samuel "It's as if the dark, distant days we predicted are now cascading upon us...and maybe there will be no scribe left to capture the holocaust on paper''. So ...
    Posted 28 Jul 2015, 20:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BEFORE OR AFTER ELECTION THE WAR GOES ON By Ken Howell If the leaders of the trade unions are sleeping on the job then we must shout in their ears to let them know that the many Authorities established by governments ...
    Posted 18 Jul 2015, 07:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • REMEMBER...WE ARE THE ENEMY by Rae Samuel Let's see now how this muddier than all elections stands at the moment. Moruga Cliff has thrown his perfectly coiffed carbon fibre hair piece into the political arena again ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2015, 05:15 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.