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.

  • THA MUST PREVENT COLLAPSE OF HEALTH CARE IN TOBAGO! INVESTIGATE TRHA NOW! Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles must intervene and investigateThe National Workers Union is calling on the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to intervene and investigate the ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2018, 07:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST THE ONE PERCENT WE MUST TAKE BACK OUR UNIONS! The statement available here was published by the National Workers Union on the occasion of June 19th/Labour Day 2018. It may be downloaded from the attachment at the bottom ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2018, 20:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FOOD SECURITY PROBLEMS RIPENING by Omardath Maharaj Omardath Maharaj, agricultural economistPlanning and advancing food and nutrition security is a clear challenge for Trinidad and Tobago. In the absence of an overarching policy framework for sustainable agriculture ...
    Posted 9 May 2018, 07:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: ORGANISE TO STOP RATE INCREASES! The National Workers Union issued the following statement on April 4th 2018.Working people and the poor in T&T are faced with more and more pressure as the government ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2018, 11:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU TO GOV'T: EXPLAIN DOMINICA VOTE! The National Workers Union (NWU) expresses its bewilderment and disgust at the position adopted by the government of Trinidad and Tobago in opposing the request by the government of the ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2018, 11:29 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SOLIDARITY WITH BARBUDA The following media release was issued on March 16th by Pan-African Unity Dialogue, based in New York.  It is titled Pan-African Unity Dialogue in Solidarity with the People ...
    Posted 22 Mar 2018, 11:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: RE-INSTATE DISMISSED PSA WORKERS NOW The following statement was released on February 20th 2018.The National Workers Union (NWU), categorically and unreservedly condemns the Watson Dukeaction of the President of the Public Services Association ...
    Posted 20 Feb 2018, 13:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • N.U.D.E.: SUBMISSION ON NIS TO JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE Ida Le BlancThe National Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE) supplied the following document as preliminary comments to the joint select committee on finance and legal affairs. It is entitled ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2018, 07:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • GUAVA SEASON HERO BY CATHAL HEALYSINGH The establishment has placed a foreign trained military man as Commissioner and Chief of all Policemen (and we love it of course). He is an overnight hero (and 'agency brown ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • PRESSURE HARDENS THE DIAMOND By Ken Howell The Sunday Guardian of 11th November 2018 published an article under the title: CONSULTATION NEEDS SUBSTANCE. Well, the word consultation, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is a noun. That ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2018, 08:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NO LOYALTY DISCOUNT CARD By Rae Samuel The most striking thing about Minister Stuart Young’s statement is that it reveals how much he does not carry loyalty cards. Hardly had news broken of the raid in ...
    Posted 6 Dec 2018, 10:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BROOKLYN CELEBRATES THE TWO WINSTONS; ROGER TOUSSAINT'S CONTRIBUTION When, with a moving and evocative rendition of Shadow’s “One Love”, Count Robin and a host of artists including Ajala and Dr. Witty, Roger Toussaint and Ambassador Becklesbrought ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2018, 11:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS AT TRHA New Acting CEO Michelle Edwards-BenjaminAnd the saga continues in Tobago; one of rampant nepotism, absolute corruption in the execution of duties and a ferocious dismantling of the health ...
    Posted 26 Nov 2018, 09:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • Termination and Union Busting Disguised as Retrenchment The following is taken from FORWARD, the newsletter of the Communication Workers Union, published on November 28th 2018Comrades, this retrenchment has nothing to do with:You and your ability ...
    Posted 21 Nov 2018, 12:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CHAMBER ATTACKS UNIONS, COURT; THEN CALLS FOR DIALOGUE By Ken Howell The employers’ organisations are pursuing a well thought out plan of attack against the trade union movement and Judges of the Industrial Court. In an article entitled: CHAMBER WELCOMES INDUSTRIAL ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2018, 07:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GENESIS OF THE FIFTH: EXPLOSION IN GUAYA By Val Cabrera When the rain pours and there are no channels to direct the raging waters the streets will be flooded. Similarly, when there are no avenues to channel the legitimate concerns ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2018, 12:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE CCJ CANNOT LIBERATE US By Alvette Ellorton Jeffers (Note. Antigua and Barbuda and the island of Grenada both held Referendums to approve or disapprove the changing of their respective Constitution to allow for the Caribbean Court of Justice ...
    Posted 16 Nov 2018, 06:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TSTT WORKERS FACE RETRENCHMENT Clyde ElderAs was widely anticipated the management of TSTT has begun to implement its retrenchment plan. On November 12th 2018, Senior Manager Industrial Relations, Arlene Arthur, wrote to Clyde ...
    Posted 13 Nov 2018, 19:02 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.