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.

  • NWU: LET US UNITE IN ACTION! The following statement was issued by the National Workers Union (NWU) on June 19th 2017:June 19th 2017 marks the eightieth anniversary of the General Strike and Insurrection that gave ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2017, 20:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: THE FULL WELCH REPORT MUST BE MADE PUBLIC The following statement, dated 2017/05/22, was issued by the National Workers Union.The National Workers Union (NWU) condemns the disrespectful and contemptuous way the Ministry of Health has ...
    Posted 22 May 2017, 12:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • COMMUNICATING THE TRUTH: CWU SEEKS ANSWERS ON TSTT IMPENDING ACQUISITION OF MASSY COMMUNICATIONS The Communication Workers’ Union, (CWU), would like to publicly express its grave concern with respect to the recent announcement by the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad ...
    Posted 15 May 2017, 18:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUAVE ROAD FARMERS WANT GOVERNMENT TO OBEY THE LAW The following statement was issued by Haig Community United on 2017/05/13. It was signed by Eugene A. Reynald, Secretary/Director, Haig Community United 1. This Press release is ...
    Posted 15 May 2017, 06:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU: PM PLAYING SMART WITH FOOLISHNESS The following statement was issued by the Secretary General of the Communication Workers' Union, Comrade Joseph Remy on March 17th 2017 The Communication Workers' Union has carefully noted the ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2017, 05:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU EXPOSES MINISTER OF TOURISM The Communication Workers’ Union, (CWU), would like to publicly express its graveMinister of Tourism, Shamfa Cudjoe concern with respect to the recent announcement by the Minister of Tourism, Ms ...
    Posted 13 Mar 2017, 07:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TDC WORKERS JOB SECURITY AT STAKE! On March 9th, the Communication Workers Union issued the following statement signed by General Secretary, Joseph Remy.The Communication Workers’ Union condemns in the strongest and most vociferous manner the ...
    Posted 9 Mar 2017, 18:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • OWTU MUST PUBLISH PETROTRIN PROPOSALS On  2017-02-15, the National Workers Union issued the following statement: The Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) has submitted a proposal for the “restructuring” of Petrotrin to the government ...
    Posted 15 Feb 2017, 12:31 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR MUST ANSWER! Afra RaymondDavid WalkerThe following is an open letter dated 31st January 2017 to the Governor of the Central Bank co-authored by Afra Raymond and David Walker. It ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2017, 05:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC: BALGOBIN MUST GO Michael Annisette, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) wrote the following undated letter to trade unions.Following a meeting of the Executive Committee of NATUC on 06 ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2017, 19:00 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.

  • THREE VIEWS OF THE CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL TIME FOR LABOUR LEADERS TO REFLECTBy Tony BedassieThe JTUM and its leader held a candle light vigil in POS last Friday with "Scores" in attendance. This is the ...
    Posted 6 Dec 2017, 02:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE NEW VANGUARD? By Burton Sankeralli Well I hate to say I told you so. No, ah lie, I’m loving it. Some time ago I predicted that there would be an occurrence that would change ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2017, 08:31 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A STATE OF COLLAPSE By Ken Howell It is said that looking back sometimes allows one to see things clearer than it was possible at first sight. One thing that I am sure about is that the ...
    Posted 28 Nov 2017, 17:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NO RMU ON THE BEETHAM By Rae Samuel I found out about the community response to the arrest of 'its gang leaders' late on Thursday evening. I had a busy week, reporting on the dispossessed and denied workers ...
    Posted 28 Nov 2017, 05:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CATTU MOVES TO CONSOLIDATE In a recent statement Dave Smith reported that the Communication, Aviation Transport and Allied Workers Union (CATTU) had been successful in establishing that Caribbean Airlines (CAL) was the successor to ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2017, 01:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • Twenty Eighteen: Year of Decision? By Ken Howell We are just weeks away from the end of the year 2017. As you will recall, the President of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union told the nation the Prime Minister ...
    Posted 22 Nov 2017, 05:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHEN THE MASSES ARISE by Gerry Kangalee Job insecurity is the cry across the land. Workers are under pressure. Employers are moving to eliminate jobs, safe in the knowledge that the government, itself, being the biggest employer ...
    Posted 17 Nov 2017, 10:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BATTLE FOR TSTT By Laurence Brown Laurence Brown is a former President of the Communication Workers UnionThe only future the Political Hustlers have for TSTT is to place it into PRIVATE hands, preferably their financier ...
    Posted 11 Nov 2017, 06:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MAJOR STEP IN BOLIVARIAN DEMOCRACY By Larry Wasslen Born of working-class family in 1952 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Larry Wasslen’s mother worked in a sewing factory and was very active in the union and was active ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2017, 08:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TRUE FACE OF PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP by Eugene Reynald Here is my take on the recent newspaper reports of there being serious conflict between Emile Elias and the Housing Development Emile EliasCorporation (HDC) over the construction of a ...
    Posted 7 Nov 2017, 05:28 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.