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: 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
  • FITUN: GOVERNMENT IMPOSING WAGE FREEZE Joseph Remy - President of FITUNThe Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organizations, FITUN, would like to publicly express its solidarity with the OWTU in its current struggle ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2017, 12:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ECA CALLS FOR RETRENCHMENT AT PETROTRIN Suzetta Ali, Chairman of the Employers Consultative AssociationOn  2017-01-03 the National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement: The Employers Consultative Association (ECA) has called on citizens ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2017, 12:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU ASKS QUESTIONS ON THE DRAGON DEAL ON 2016-12-06, the National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statementAfter all the dancing and the prancing in Caracas, we still know precious little about the gas ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 21:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN CALLS FOR IMBERT APOLOGY On November 6th 2016, the Federation of Independent Trade unions and NGOs (FITUN) issued the following statement. The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non-Governmental Organisations, FITUN, demands that ...
    Posted 9 Nov 2016, 09:31 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.

  • SUPERFAST NONSENSE By Eugene Reynald I refer to the article: YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO BUY A BOAT. The most amazing aspect of all of this is that it was reported that during ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO BUY A BOAT! By Rae Samuel Sitting in Tobago, admiring the goats outside of Parliament....oops sorry...admiring the traditional goat races held recently, as distinct from the ones held every 5 years, the geologist from ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2017, 09:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE PROBLEM IS... By Ken Howell Someone said that murders are at an unacceptable level. Such a statement leads one to ask whether society can tolerate a level of murders that is acceptable. One would think ...
    Posted 19 Apr 2017, 12:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DARKEST HOUR by Rae Samuel If one reads the commentaries carefully these are some of the darkest times for immigrants in America as President Donald Trump seems bent on breaking Obama's benchmark for deportations ...
    Posted 17 Apr 2017, 12:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FIRST PEOPLES AND FEMINISM By Burton Sankeralli I was extremely privileged to attend a symposium at UWI (March 30-April 1, 2017) hosted by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) under the new but capable ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2017, 14:54 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DARCUS HOWE: LARGER THAN LIFE By Andre Moses Darcus HoweI was privileged to meet John La Rose and Darcus Howe, two giants of the campaign for respect and recognition for black immigrants and their descendants in Britain ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2017, 05:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WE CREATE OR WE ERR by Burton Sankeralli I realize that I may be called upon to respond and perhaps even critique two of my last pieces: the first pertaining to the so-called child marriage issue; the ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2017, 06:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ERIC WHO? By Rae Samuel Hard to imagine for a generation that feared if Eric Williams died Trinidad and Tobago would wither and die but March 29th marked 36th anniversary of his death: some say ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2017, 07:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GOVERNMENT DEAF, DUMB, BLIND TO NATURAL GAS CRISIS by Reg Potter Much has been written about the current gas shortage and various measures taken to try to mitigate the fallout from this problem. Criticism of NGC has been suggested for not ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2017, 11:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PATRIARCHY AND POWER By Burton Sankeralli Violence against women has become very much a major issue in the public domain and discourse. This is a very important development because our record as Caribbean men in this ...
    Posted 23 Mar 2017, 06:31 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.