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: TATT SELLOUT In a statement published on March 27th 2015, the Communication Workers Union accused the Telecommunication Authority of selling out the national interest with relation to their position on the proposed ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: PRIME MINISTER’S BANKRUPTCY TALK IS RECKLESS AND UNTRUE 2015-03-26 Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar said at the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on March 25th 2015 that her Government will negotiate with the ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2015, 15:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: EMPLOYERS EXPOSE HYPOCRISY OVER POLICE ACTION In a shameless display of self righteous indignation employer groups in this country came out with guns of hypocrisy blazing and attacked the police officers who have been attempting to ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2015, 18:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU URGES SWRHA CEO TO ADDRESS SALARY, PENSION ISSUES On 15th March, 2015, the National Health Workers Union wrote the following letter to Mr. Anil Gosine, Chief Executive Officer, South West Regional Health Authority. The letter was signed ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2015, 18:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: CHAOS AND CONFUSION MUST STOP OVER SHIFT ISSUE On 2015/03/16, the National Health Workers Union published the following statement:Recently, there has been a disruptive and unnecessary conflict over the issue of shift arrangements for nursing ...
    Posted 16 Mar 2015, 18:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: HANDS OFF VENEZUELA! 2015-03-14 In a fit of apparent absurdity, US President Barack Obama has declared “a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2015, 11:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU EXPOSES TATT; BLASTS MINISTER BAKSH On March 13th 2015, the Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union, Joseph Remy, issued two public statements, which we reproduce.The Communication Workers’ Union, (CWU), has taken note of ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2015, 09:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC: GET RID OF THE CPO The National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) issued the following statement on March 8th 2015:The National Trade Union Centre supports the struggle of the police, fire and prison officers in ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2015, 12:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU CONDEMNS STATE ENTERPRISE GREED On February 28, 2015, the Communication Workers union issued the following statement:The Communication Workers' Union would like to publicly express its outrage at the disclosure made in Parliament recently ...
    Posted 3 Mar 2015, 05:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: SHOE DOES KNOW WHEN SOCKS HAVE HOLE The following statement was issued by the National Workers Union (NWU) on February 27th 2015Many people were puzzled by Labour Minister Errol McLeod’s claim at the swearing in ...
    Posted 26 Feb 2015, 23:55 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.

  • COUP ANYONE? By Burton Sankeralli With apologies to my comrades in the movement permit me to act, for the hypothetical moment, as if I were an advocate of liberal Burton Sankerallidemocracy. So what have ...
    Posted 25 Mar 2015, 13:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LATIN AMERICA AND THE “SPECTRE” OF SOCIALISM by Sai Madivala Sai MadivalaAmerica is the Canaan of capitalism, its promised land.”                                                                                 – Werner Sombart, 1906 – Socialism, as a tangible political and economic project for organizing society, has been cast-off to ...
    Posted 19 Mar 2015, 20:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIN THE BILLS Carrying placards reading "Take your sticky fingers off my credit union''; "Kam-liar only reshuffling, reshuffling"; "Bin d Bill" and "Our survival under attack”, hundreds of credit union members protested ...
    Posted 11 Feb 2015, 10:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • JOSTLING FOR THE TROUGH By Frank Sears Those of us who know how animals are fed on a farm will remember that the centerpiece is the trough. Food by the bucketful is emptied in the middle part ...
    Posted 4 Feb 2015, 06:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NIGHT OF THE NINJA By Ken Howell The Prime Minister demonstrated, on Monday 2 February 2015 that she is good as any and even better than many, when it comes to using a three canal cutlass to ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2015, 16:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • KAMLA AND BIG PHIL by Rae Samuel I am making the following statement fearless of police investigation, loss of Ministerial office, cut in pay from our media department, loss of parking privileges, or complimentaries to Soca Monarch ...
    Posted 2 Feb 2015, 18:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TELL SELWYN RYAN THE COLD WAR IS OVER by Godfrey Vincent If the Cold War is over, why, then, is Professor Ryan beating up on Fidel Castro and Raul Castro? Why has he become the mouth-piece of the minority Cuban ...
    Posted 28 Jan 2015, 18:19 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SELWYN RYAN: THE GRINCH OF CUBA by Dr. Godfrey Vincent Professor Selwyn RyanOne Week before Christmas 2014, President Obama declared to the world that his administration was taking steps to normalize relationships with Cuba which had been disrupted for ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2015, 10:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ARE WE STILL IN COLONIAL MODE? by Michael Joseph 2015-01-18                                                      AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO His Excellency Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona SC The President Republic of Trinidad and ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2015, 18:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BUY, PRINT AND WEAR YOUR OWN JERSIES By Rae Samuel I write this full of fear and trepidation and hope than when I am gone at the hand of some law enforcement fundamentalist, Buddhist, Baptist or Adventist, all yuh kind ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2015, 12:39 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.