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: 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
  • 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
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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.

  • A WOUNDED ANIMAL By Cecil Paul The Peoples Partnership (PP) government in its 2014/2015 Budget presentation stated that the protective services would soon acquire Armoured Personnel Carriers in its unsuccessful fight against ...
    Posted 15 Sep 2014 12:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HEALTH WORKERS UNION REPS VISIT SANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL On September 11th 2014, representatives of the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) visited the San Fernando General Hospital along with representatives of the National Workers Union (NWU) to which the ...
    Posted 12 Sep 2014 17:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CHAGUARAMAS DISGRACE by Eugene Reynald The scenes in the photos accompanying this article are what greeted me and others at about 6.30 am on Independence Day as I entered our national Park, Chaguaramas. While ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2014 03:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • US-VENEZUELA RELATIONS AND THE PUNTO FIJO PACT By Jesús Rojas Jesus Rojas, a citizen and resident of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has been an English teacher for over 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English ...
    Posted 9 Sep 2014 03:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WATCHING CAPITALISM WITH COKEY EYE by Ken Howell The history of the struggle of our people against the colonial phase of capitalism, and it's neo-colonial reincarnation, can be described, as a struggle for the expansion of ...
    Posted 5 Sep 2014 12:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • IF I WAS… by Fay Roe If I was… a teacher, especially a primary school teacher who happens to be a member of the teachers union (TTUTA) and a parent to boot, then I would not ...
    Posted 5 Sep 2014 09:33 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.