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.
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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.

  • NIS PENSION TO BE CUT? DEY MAD OR WHAT!!! by Alva Allen So one minute on 2nd May 2018, in a Press Release, the Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert say: “the minister of finance has made it clear that the government has ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • TRADE UNIONS AND THE CLASS STRUGGLE by Dave Smith The following presentation  by Dave Smith, President of the National Workers Union (NWU), was made at the opening session of  a training programme organised by the Transport and Industrial Workers ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2021, 21:25 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GRANNY LUCES: GOOD FOR THE SPORT by Rae Samuel We learnt recently of the passing of one of our most celebrated sporting heroines. Lynette ''Granny'' Luces, 93, crossed her last finish line. She came into long distance simply as ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2021, 12:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE COFFEE - AN ERA UNWIRED by Frank Sears This retrospective on The Coffee was prompted by the death of Milton "Wire" Austin. I knew Milton, a prior neighbour when I was a toddler in a 'barrack yard' on ...
    Posted 4 Feb 2021, 18:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LETTER TO TRADE UNIONS RE: EXPLOITATION OF MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS
    Posted 3 Feb 2021, 03:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LETTER TO MPs RE: EXPLOITATION OF MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS LETTER TO MPs RE: EXPLOITATION OF MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS
    Posted 2 Feb 2021, 11:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • APPLYING FOR RE-ENTRY EXEMPTION...by David Walker I read a report about the government's new request to those persons applying to return home having been stranded overseas because of the COVID restrictions. They now demand that ...
    Posted 29 Jan 2021, 15:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE RISE AND FALL OF THE STATE ENTERPRISES by Cecil Paul The National Trade Union Movement since the colonial period of the 1930’s through Independence and up until the present time has called and fought for state control of the ...
    Posted 26 Jan 2021, 19:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DOCTOR POLITICS AND ONE-MENISM: A CARIBBEAN TRADITION OF POLITICAL CRITICISM by Matthew Quest Matthew Quest has taught history and Africana Studies most recently at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Quest is editor of Joseph Edwards's Workers Self-Management in the ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2021, 19:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU CALLS ON NIB TO INVESTIGATE THOR SECURITY SERVICES
    Posted 18 Jan 2021, 12:35 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.