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.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean CALL FOR PAPERS Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean A Special Issue to be published in Journal of Labor and Society Paper Submission Deadline Date: 01-01-2020 Special ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2019, 20:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE! STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE!Either we stand up and fight or we lie down and take! This was made by the late Comrade ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2019, 20:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • RBC TELLS WORKERS VSEP, VERP OR RETRENCHMENT Mario Als, Deputy President of the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU), issued the following statement on May 20th 2019.STOP MASS RETRENCHMENT AT RBC NOW!!Mario AlsOnce ...
    Posted 20 May 2019, 20:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIGWU Responds to Allegations of Representation in Sexual Harassment Case The Banking Insurance and General Workers Union wishes to publicly record its strongest protest against the utterly wicked unjustified attack launched against our Union in particular and Trade Unions in ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2019, 10:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU:TIME FOR A CAMPAIGN OF DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE ONE PERCENT! On 2019-04-10 the following statement was issued by the National Workers Union:The employers, led by the one percent, have launched the most vicious assault on the rights ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2019, 04:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUYANA BAUXITE WORKERS UNDER PRESSURE Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union Press Release 15th February 2019 Striking workers BCGI threaten with dismissal –sovereignty at riskThis morning workers at the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated ...
    Posted 17 Feb 2019, 10:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: YES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! On 2019-01-25 the National Workers Union issued the fiollowing statementYES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! The National Workers Union (NWU) calls on ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2019, 05:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • COLLAPSE OF TOBAGO HEALTH CARE Health care wAgatha Carrington - Health Secretary Tobago House of Assemblyorkers of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) are begging for someone, anyone, to hear our pleas and cries ...
    Posted 17 Aug 2019, 08:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A DANGEROUS THIRD FORCE BY KEN HOWELL The meteorological office warned us of a long dry season and widespread water shortage. This, at a time when the government led by Dr. Keith Rowley is running a tight ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2019, 10:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • VICTIMS OF OUR OWN CONCEIT by Michael "Bro. Scobie" Joseph Trinbagonians have become so conceited and deceptive that they are now victims of their own conceit and are wondering why the country is in such a despicable state, where no ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2019, 07:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE 1960S PART THREE BY DR. GODFREY VINCENT In 2020, there are plans afoot to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the “Black Power” uprising in Trinidad and Tobago. the organizers are to be commended for taking time ...
    Posted 23 Jul 2019, 09:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A WINDRUSH SUNDAY by Rae Samuel "Naman, hero of the battlefields of Europe, Naman who vowed for the power and continuity of the metropolis, Naman is mowed down by the police the very moment he returns ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2019, 12:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LABOUR MARKET REFORM IS NASTY BUSINESS BY Ken Howell Prior to the closure of Petrotrin, as you may recall, there was a secret meeting of employer organisations and individuals. A secret recording revealed that the subject of that meeting ...
    Posted 12 Jul 2019, 07:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • UNITED FRONT FOR FOOTBALL FORMED A group of activists in local soccer have formed a united front in an effort to clean up the nationally embarrassing mess that football finds itself in. Persistent media reports ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2019, 09:01 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THEY SETTING LAGLEE By Ken Howell I imagine that many of us who grew up in country districts and enjoyed the thrill of catching birds, will be familiar with the phrase, “setting LaGlee” That is when ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2019, 14:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SMALL ISLAND, GLOBAL IMPACT: how Trinbago workers shaped worker rights around the world by Dr. Zophia Edwards Dr. Zophia Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Providence College, RI, USA.Every Labor Day, we celebrate the remarkable impact of the working class on the nation of ...
    Posted 26 Jun 2019, 13:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LEGISLATORS PROMOTING THEIR OWN CLASS INTEREST! By Bryan St. Louis Bryan St. LouisThe recent debate and justification given by those who supported a Bill containing amendments to the President’s Emoluments Act, the Prime Minister’s Pension Act, the ...
    Posted 23 Jun 2019, 16:13 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.