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.

  • 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
  • REALLY, MR. ANNISETTE? by Dave Smith General Secretary of the National Workers Union, Dave Smith sent the following statement to the editor of the Trinidad Guardian:I would like the opportunity to respond to the President ...
    Posted 3 May 2014 06:25 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MAY DAY MARKS INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MOVEMENT 2014-04-29   Ever since the development of capitalism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, workers have struggled to improve their conditions of life through combining in unions ...
    Posted 29 Apr 2014 07:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • Abolish Essential Industries Schedule The National Workers Union (NWU) in a letter to Labour Minister Errol McLeod, dated April 3rd 2014 called on the government to abolish the Essential Industries Schedule of the Industrial ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2014 22:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FRIDAY APRIL 11TH VIGIL AT FCB In a circular addressed to the workers of First Citizens Bank (FC) dated April 7th 2014, the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) stated:At an emergency meeting of ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2014 20:47 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.

  • THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY by Rae Samuel "The Gods must be crazy?" Isn't that what the average Brazilian football fan thinking? Or they must be against such wasteful economics, of which the Woe Cup might be ...
    Posted 16 Jul 2014 20:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WE MUST FACE OUR FEARS by Ken Howell Some of our ancestors arrived in this place not by choice or necessity. They were kidnapped and brought here as slaves. Others came by choice and necessity and had to ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2014 08:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • INSTRUMENTS OF BRITISH IMPERIALISM by Lloyd Taylor Thanks is in order to Gerry Kangalee, Cecil Paul and those at the National Workers Union for providing pretty comprehensive coverage of the launching of the book VICTORY AT DAMIEH ...
    Posted 14 Jul 2014 20:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • YOU HAVE TO KILL THE DOG by Ken Howell It is amazing, how some politicians behave as though they don't live in this country. It is well known that since in the days of Dr. Eric Williams, there ...
    Posted 10 Jul 2014 05:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CATTU SEEKS INFO FROM ABROAD The matter concerning the Communication Transport and General Workers Trade Union’s (CATTU) application for successorship at Caribbean Airlines (CAL) is still in the Industrial Court and proceeding very slowly ...
    Posted 8 Jul 2014 11:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NO MORE TEARS! NO MORE FEARS! On Friday 4th July 2014 workers of CLICO/BAICO once again hit the streets as they picketed the central bank on independence Square, Port of Spain. The picket was to ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2014 12:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CHAGUARAMAS FARMERS UNDER PRESSURE! by Eugene A. Reynald CDA DESTROYS MORE CROPS The attached FOIA Enquiry and accompanying documents were sent as addressed and on the date shown on the attached letter to the EMA (Environmental Management Authority ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2014 17:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TAKE YOUR PICK: PEOPLE’S REVOLUTION OR BARBARISM by Cecil Paul Trinbago has entered into the stage of barbarism. That is, behavioural patterns that are extremely violent, uncivilized, extremely greedy, uncaring towards women, children and the aged and where immorality and ...
    Posted 29 Jun 2014 20:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MCSHINE LAUNCHES CIPRIANI BOOK Arthur L. McshineOn Tuesday 24 June 2014 at NALIS in Port of Spain, a book by Arthur L. Mc Shine was launched describing some of the exploits of Captain ...
    Posted 15 Jul 2014 12:09 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PENSION 34: MONEY TALKS AND SILENCES TOO! by Rae Samuel You can bet all of their anticipated financial windfall, contained in "Pension 34’ that nobody was going to fall asleep on this one. No one was going to repose confidence ...
    Posted 25 Jun 2014 19:28 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.