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: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL AT HILTON The Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement on September 30th 2014 in its newsletter called FORWARD:Comrades, within recent times we have noticed that the foreign management at ...
    Posted 1 Oct 2014 21:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU QUESTIONS TSTT’S CEO APPOINTMENT CWU QUESTIONS TSTT’S CEO APPOINTMENT The following statement was issued on September 19th 2014 by Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union, Joseph Remy. The Communication Workers’ Union would ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2014 08:33 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU: 2015 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ANALYSIS The Communication Workers Union published the following analysis of the 2015 budget.A budget is an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period. Simply put it ...
    Posted 12 Sep 2014 21:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EBOLA WARNING FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS 2014-08-17 EBOLA WARNING FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) is very concerned about statements made by the by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Colin ...
    Posted 17 Aug 2014 13:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: DEMOCKRACY BEFORE AND AFTER DEMOCKRACY BEFORE AND AFTER   “Dey use dey riches and dey power; make a mockery of the law an’ have de law protect dem same time” (Slinger Francisco)   "The oppressed are ...
    Posted 12 Aug 2014 20:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • JTUM WANTS PETROTRIN ENQUIRY JOINT TRADE UNION MOVEMENT MEDIA RELEASE August 5, 2014 Calls for Immediate Independent Enquiry at PETROTRIN The Joint Trade Union Movement is calling for an immediate enquiry on the recent ...
    Posted 9 Aug 2014 08:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FIRE OFFICERS FED UP Outstanding Issues Affecting Fire Service Second Division Officers The following statement was issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Officers Association Second Division (TTFSA2) in response to a request from ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2014 20:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TSTT TOBAGO WORKERS SHUT DOWN CAROLINE BUILDING The following statement was issued by Joseph Remy, General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on July 11th 2014.  The Communication Workers' Union would like to bring to the ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2014 14:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU CONCERNED ABOUT MCLEOD’S ATTACK ON PSA MEMBERS 2014-07-04 NWU CONCERNED ABOUT MCLEOD’S ATTACK ON PSA MEMBERS   The National Workers Union (NWU) notes with great concern the imposition of a stop order on the Public ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2014 05:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MCLEOD! END RECOGNITION DELAYS NOW! The following statement was issued by the National Workers Union to mark the occasion Of Labour Day, June 19th, 2014   Freedom of Association is the most important issue facing trade ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2014 20:03 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.

  • COME ON NAH! by Rae Samuel If I were President Come-on-nah and not the Monarch of all I survey although this is a republic, I would immediately divorce my present wife, dress her in ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • SINGING THE SONGS OF REVOLUTION by Sai Madivala A fairly odd event took place this past Saturday evening at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago. It was a gathering of seasoned labour organizers to celebrate the tenth ...
    Posted 23 Oct 2014 08:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU CHESS TOURNAMENT BEGINS Comrade Frank Sears As part of its Tenth Anniversary Celebrations, the National Workers Union (NWU) is sponsoring the first San Fernando Open Chess Tournament which is due to start on ...
    Posted 23 Oct 2014 06:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TAKE CHARGE OF THE PRESENT! SHAPE THE FUTURE! To commemorate the tenth anniversary of its registration as a union (October 14th 2004), the National Workers Union (NWU) held a function at the audio visual room of the National ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2014 19:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU TENTH ANNIVERSARY The National Workers Union (NWU) was registered as a trade union on October 14th 2004. To honour its tenth anniversary a function will be held at the National Library ...
    Posted 14 Oct 2014 19:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EBOLA, CARNIVAL AND HEALTH WORKERS PROTECTION by Gerry Kangalee Well, in typical Trini style it’s the cart before the horse again! Stop the carnival, we shout, Ebola is on the march and it takes only one person to ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2014 21:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE BALISIER ACCORD? by Rae Samuel The news trailer of one of the television stations stated that the Joint Trade Union Movement was interested in talks with the now Opposition re labour relations, post May 25th ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2014 05:24 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE ONLY OPTION LEFT IS SELF HELP by Eugene Reynald There is one real business in T&T and that is the one of Government receiving the rents/proceeds from “managing” the people’s patrimony and distributing it. That alone ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2014 03:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LET’S DEAL WITH TERRORISM By Junaid Al Jameel Luis Posada CarrilesIt is the height of hypocrisy to talk about fighting ISIS terrorists while not objecting to the USA’s harbouring of the USA trained terrorist, Luis Clemente ...
    Posted 6 Oct 2014 20:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LOADS OF BULL AWARDS by Rae Samuel The National Workers Union will be marking its tenth 'against all odds' anniversary on October 18th with a function at the NALIS. On that occasion we will recognise the contributions ...
    Posted 5 Oct 2014 20:52 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.