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.

  • 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
  • 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
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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.

  • WHOSE WEALTH? WHOSE RIGHTS? By Ken Howell There is a view which is currently promoted by elements who command time slots on the electronic media, which holds that the population is not entitled to benefit from the ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2018, 18:46 by Gerry Kangalee
  • LEANING THE WRONG WAY By Rae Samuel Let us be clear here. Bledman, Armstrong, Callender and Thompson, our 4x100m men's relay team are the victims here, not Usain Bolt. They are the one who got robbed ...
    Posted 4 Jun 2018, 17:09 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE ART OF PROPAGANDA by Ken Howell A caller to one of the Radio programmes aired on Sunday 29, April 2018 on I 95.5 FM sought to explain the difference between reacting and responding. In fact ...
    Posted 29 May 2018, 16:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BLACK INCLUSION SERIES by Rae Samuel Introduction: Part 3 of the Black Inclusion series was screened on international media on Saturday 19th May, one month ahead of Labour Day. There has been an immediate fall out ...
    Posted 24 May 2018, 14:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ALL MOTHERS MATTER by Joanne Viechweg I looked and looked but none did I see; on the Magazine covers or on the TV. During the month of May we celebrate Mothers’ contribution to their families, communities ...
    Posted 22 May 2018, 19:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE CLOSING OF ST. MICHAEL’S by Verna St. Rose Greaves Now that St. Michael’s School for Boys has been reported closed, will we just move on? The atrocities perpetrated therein, will they simply be dismissed, labelled as mishaps. Will ...
    Posted 21 May 2018, 08:01 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE REAL ENEMY by Peter Garvey As Massy Stores gears up to downsize, it is imperative that we "overstand" why this is happening. Forget Imbert and that "economic turnaround" nonsense. Even in economic prosperity employers do ...
    Posted 18 May 2018, 07:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ONE PERCENT GO AFTER DOUBLES by Gerry Kangalee I don’t know Ms Angelique Bart and I don’t want to be branded, like Impsbert, as shooting the messenger. Ms. Bart is a tax expert. After all, she ...
    Posted 15 May 2018, 17:01 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SOME MORE EQUAL THAN SOME By Rawle Ramjag Rawle RamjagMinister Garcia has objected to the appointment of Mr Michael Dowlath, the principal of Naparima College, to the post of Campus Registrar of The University of the West ...
    Posted 11 May 2018, 07:08 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ECONOMIC CRISIS: WHAT IS TO BE DONE? by David Walker We’re in an economic crisis. At least we’ve stopped the silly debate about whether we’re in a technical recession and whether the country faces a serious financial ...
    Posted 26 Apr 2018, 11:23 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.