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.

  • 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
  • N.U.D.E.: SUBMISSION ON NIS TO JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE Ida Le BlancThe National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) supplied the following document as preliminary comments to the joint select committee on finance and legal affairs. It is entitled ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2018, 07:22 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.

  • 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 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
  • WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? by David Walker Just about a decade ago, there was much controversy about the lack of accountability at a State owned enterprise, UDECOTT, that operated as Project Manager for large state construction projects ...
    Posted 23 Jan 2019, 05:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PRIVATISATION AND UNION BUSTING By Ken Howell It would appear that everyone knew that the strength of the trade unions existed in the public/state sector, except the leaders of the movement. If that is not so ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2019, 11:19 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER By Ken Howell Friday 30th November 2018, will go down in the history books as the day when one of the descendants of the French slave masters, with the connivance of their respective ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2019, 06:54 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FELONS IN HIGH PLACES By Eugene Reynald The very few PNM friends I tolerate have been admonishing me – or at least trying to, for referring to Rowley and his Cabinet sycophants as a criminals, felons and outlaws ...
    Posted 9 Jan 2019, 05:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • Of Badjohns, Bandits and Barbarians by faye rowe A precocious 11 year old asked me how the old year was and I realized that even though certain things impacted on me, I said check me before the year ...
    Posted 7 Jan 2019, 09:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TOBAGO WE ARE SORRY! “Leaders instil in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.” Unknown “The very essence of leadership is that ...
    Posted 2 Jan 2019, 07:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HERITAGE/PETROTRIN TRADES WITH CORRUPT TRAFIGURA By David Walker Many commentators, myself included, have attempted to satisfy ourselves that the financial and economic arguments justifying the closure of the Petrotrin Refinery could withstand scrutiny. A decision with such grave ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2018, 18:02 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.