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.

  • 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
  • CWU SLAMS UNC RAM'S TSTT APPOINTMENT Bryan St. Louis, Deputy General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement on June 04 2013: Bryan St. LouisThe Communication Workers' Union would like to ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2014 13:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MEDICAL MAFIA BENEFITS FROM EXTERNAL PATIENTS PROGRAMME 2014-06-05 MEDICAL MAFIA BENEFITS FROM EXTERNAL PATIENTS PROGRAMME The External Patients’ Programme, announced by Health Minister Fuad Khan, represents the formalization of the government policy of divestment of ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2014 17:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU CALLS OUT MCLEOD In a statement dated April 30th 2014 and signed by General Secretary, John Julien, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following: The Communication Workers' Union is very concerned with ...
    Posted 7 May 2014 14:59 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.

  • COMPANY EXPLOITS SEVERELY INJURED WORKER By Cecil Paul One week ago A NON-UNIONISED worker came to the offices of the National Workers Union (NWU). He was a young man, just twenty-nine years old. He wanted to ...
    Posted 30 Aug 2014 16:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU TO MCLEOD: APPOINT RECOGNITION BOARD NOW! General Secretary of the National Workers Union, Dave Smith, wrote the following letter to Minister of Labour, Errol McLeod. The letter is dated August 28th 2014.Dear Minister NON-APPOINTMENT ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2014 11:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE DEMOCRACY WE HAVE…By Ken Howell THE DEMOCRACY WE HAVE…THE DEMOCRACY WE WANT By Ken Howell The Constitution Amendment Bill has provoked quite a lot of heated debate in the country for and against. Most ...
    Posted 25 Aug 2014 04:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • Examine Their Horns by Fay Roe I went to a public forum organized, advertised and held by the San Fernando City Corporation on Wednesday 20th August at their palatial city hall auditorium. It was curiously entitled ...
    Posted 22 Aug 2014 10:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TRIBUTE TO AINSLEY MARK By Cecil Paul The late Ainsley Mark, former University of the West Indies lecturer and Dean has passed on. Ainsley Mark was also a well-respected partner of a major auditing firm and ...
    Posted 22 Aug 2014 05:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • REGIONAL UNITY VERSUS NEO-LIBERALISM by Jesus Rojas  REGIONAL UNITY VERSUS NEO-LIBERALISM  by  Jesus  Rojas Rio Tocuyo, Venezuela    The unity of the Latin-American and Caribbean peoples is the only guarantee of shared development that prioritizes human ...
    Posted 21 Aug 2014 06:31 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT by Ken Howell In recent Comedy shows a local comedian was joking, about how a bartender resolved the problem some customers had about who should pay the bill for drinks already consumed. He ...
    Posted 19 Aug 2014 20:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TALKING DEMOCRACY? TALKING IN TONGUES! by Ken Howell It is 52 years since we were “granted our independence” and 44 years since the 1970 revolution occurred. What is significant about these two events is that they were both ...
    Posted 14 Aug 2014 22:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU STALWART DIES The following tribute was published in FORWARD, the bulletin of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), dated 4th August 2014.Anthony Alexander was born on June 23, 1960. He joined the ...
    Posted 5 Aug 2014 18:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LEAKING FROM THE ROOF by Rae Samuel On the week end the Commonwealth Games ended, one of our most respected sports commentators said to me during a social function. "So we pick up some silvers and bronze ...
    Posted 4 Aug 2014 22:11 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.