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: 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
  • 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
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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.

  • DIARY OF A TRINMAR COMPRESSOR TECHNICIAN by Tony Bedassie Tony Bedassie is a lowly, grease-covered, dirty-fingered, yet proud, Compressor TechnicianAs Compressor Technicians, most of our major jobs are planned before hand. We then seek out the ...
    Posted 16 Feb 2018, 10:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PARTNER OR PUPPY? By Joanne Viechweg We have been thoroughly whitewashed and programmed by the European who was frozen out of his mind. When the ice thawed and he recognized that in another part of the ...
    Posted 14 Feb 2018, 01:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EMA UNDER POLITICAL PRESSURE by Cathal Healy-Singh No State Authority in this fair land of ours is immune to the strong arm of political interference and compromise: none more so than the Environmental Management Authority (EMA). Since ...
    Posted 10 Feb 2018, 06:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CAPITALISM’S DAYS ARE NUMBERED By Ken Howell There’s a school of thought which hold that articles must be written in simple language so that the ordinary person can understand whatever one is trying to get across ...
    Posted 31 Jan 2018, 07:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • YUH WANT WE TO KICK UP WHO WE CYAH FIND? By Rae Samuel "But the murders never cease Are they men or are they beasts What do they think they have to gain'' (The king of love is dead/Nina Simone) So there ...
    Posted 28 Jan 2018, 04:40 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BARBUDA: HISTORY OF COMMON OWNERSHIP By Alvette Ellorton Jeffers Let us not valorize the Crown now. The Crown’s conduct in the Caribbean was rapacious. Its seizure of islands was neither moral, legal nor founded on the concept of ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2018, 02:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EMA BOARD OVERRULES STAFF by Cathal Healysingh NIDCO's Highway extension Project from Cumuto to Manzanilla, passing by Aripo, is 32.5km long. However, NIDCO only sought environmental clearance for the first 5km that pass by the ...
    Posted 23 Jan 2018, 06:38 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MORE RACE TALK PLEASE by Corey Gilkes Years ago the Mighty Chalkdust told us through kaiso “White people laughing at we” when we mindlessly ape the dress, mannerisms and institutions left behind when colonial rule supposedly retreated ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2018, 07:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHO IS REALLY TO BLAME? By Rafiki It sometimes pains me to see how much energy our people put into blaming others for our condition. By this i do not mean we blame white people or the ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2018, 09:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • TOWARD A BARBUDA SOLUTION by Dorbrene E. O’Marde Dorbrene O'MardeChair, Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support CommissionThe concepts of nationhood and citizenship have been missing from the public debate about the trauma of Hurricane Irma. The ...
    Posted 11 Jan 2018, 10:04 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.