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.

  • 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
  • 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
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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.

  • IMBERT SIDELINES CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR In a shocking development, it seems that govDr. Alvin Hilaireernor of the Central Bank, Dr. Alvin Hilaire, did not have a clue that the Rowley cabinet had decided ...
    Posted 14 Jun 2019, 20:40 by Gerry Kangalee
  • POLITICIANS PENSIONS INCREASED; NIS PENSIONS REDUCED! by Gerry Kangalee Gerry KangaleeWe all know, unfortunately some of us don’t care, that our political elites are just a bunch of bandits, hustlers and confidence tricksters who get together to ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2019, 15:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • OF BANKERS AND TRADE UNIONISTS By DAVID WALKER David WalkerWhat do bankers and trade unionists have in common? I know that is not a matter of great concern to many people but it does offer a fascinating ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2019, 09:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CLASS STRUGGLE IN THE 1960S PART ONE 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 10 Jun 2019, 14:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • RETRENCHMENT AT UNILEVER? For months, rumours have been running rife that Unilever Caribbean Ltd. (UCL), popularly still known as Lever Brothers, was organising to once again, retrench workers in the Champs Fleurs based ...
    Posted 3 Jun 2019, 13:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CORRUPTION: WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by David Walker Faced with rampant and stifling corruption and incompetence in T&T, one often hears the refrain “only here”. Many people sincerely believe that we hold some premier position in the ...
    Posted 2 Jun 2019, 06:44 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LA ROMAINE LAND GRAB: ONE PERCENT, CATHOLIC CHURCH, GOV’T MOVE TO DESTROY ST. BENEDICT’S COLLEGE by Laurence Brown Laurence BrownIn September of 1956, there was a significant development in what was the marginalized Hamlet/Village of La Romaine, South Trinidad. This tiny settlement, a legacy of European ...
    Posted 20 May 2019, 08:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TOBAGO RHA LAUNCHES VICIOUS ATTACK ON WORKERS The Tobago Regional Health Authority has been embroiled in issues of nepotism, squandermania, extremely poor industrial relations practices and political interference to the detriment of providing decent health care to ...
    Posted 9 May 2019, 19:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CASTER SEMENYA: DOUBLE DISCRIMINATION? BY Rae Samuel Caster SemenyaThe Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has thrown out an appeal by double Olympic 800m female gold medallist Caster Semenya of South Africa against a ruling by ...
    Posted 7 May 2019, 07:49 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LAME DUCK GG by Rae Samuel Has a strong resemblance to Batman's nemesis The JokerA President of the United States, serving a second term is referred to as a "lame duck’. He, (sorry Hilary ...
    Posted 2 May 2019, 05:35 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.