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: GOVERNMENT MUST PAY DEBT TO WORKERS IN CASH BY END OF JUNE The National Workers Union issued the following statement on May 18th 2016:The National Workers’ Union (NWU) notes the blatant double standard being displayed by this Government, as it continues ...
    Posted 18 May 2016, 11:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: RHA EMPLOYEES MUST STAND UP AND RESIST ASSAULT ON OUR PROPERTY! The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued the following statement on May 3rd 2016:Minister of Finance Imbert, in his mid-year budget review stated that "public officers" will get ...
    Posted 3 May 2016, 10:23 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: LET US START THE FIGHTBACK The National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement dated May 2nd 2016:The National Workers Union salutes May Day as the international working class celebrates the great struggles that ...
    Posted 2 May 2016, 03:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC CONDEMNS ARREST OF EXECUTIVE MEMBER The National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) issued the following statement on April 24th 2016:NATUC unreservedly condemns the arrest and the unwarranted manhandling of Sister Ermine De Bique, the General ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 15:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: SOLIDARITY WITH C&GWTU AND ITS GENERAL SECRETARY On April 22nd 2016, the National Workers Union issued the following statementThe National Workers Union (NWU) stands in solidarity with the almost 200 casual workers laid off by the ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2016, 12:49 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN: FARRELL MUST APOLOGISE! On April 20th 2016, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) issued the following statement. The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) calls on the ...
    Posted 21 Apr 2016, 18:50 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHW: IMBERT MUST GIVE DATE FOR HEALTH WORKERS BACKPAY IMBERT MUST GIVE DATE FOR HEALTH WORKERS BACKPAY   2016-03-18               The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) is dismayed and angered by the treatment being meted out to health workers ...
    Posted 18 Mar 2016, 06:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC: MITTAL CLOSURE A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY On March 13th, Michael Annisette, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) issued the following statement.The National Trade Union Centre is not surprised by the closure of ...
    Posted 14 Mar 2016, 18:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FFOS: WE DOWN BUT WE NOT OUT The following statement was issued by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea on March 8th 2016. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) as well as all citizens of ...
    Posted 9 Mar 2016, 02:24 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: ARE HEALTH WORKERS CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD? 2016-02-24 MEDIA RELEASE   ARE HEALTH WORKERS CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD?   Dave Smith, the General Secretary of the National Health Workers Union, issued the following statement.   The announcement ...
    Posted 24 Feb 2016, 13:20 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.

  • FROM WAGE SLAVERY TO SLAVERY by Dave Smith Dave SmithMany people talk about the “good ol’ days”. How far back you have to go to find these “good ol’ days” Suzetta Ali - ECA Chairmanis, of course ...
    Posted 25 May 2016, 09:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CREEPING COUP? By Jesus Rojas After the coup in Brazil, political factors of extreme regional right-wing Venezuelans accelerate their plans, which are currently underway as the destabilizing actions against the government of Venezuela led ...
    Posted 23 May 2016, 13:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • INEQUALITY AND CAPITALISM by Ken Howell Thomas Piketty in his book: - Capital in the Twenty-First Century - spoke eloquently about inequality. His book stirred up a fire storm as the defenders of capitalism embarked on a ...
    Posted 17 May 2016, 07:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • A COUP BY ANY OTHER NAME...by Jesus Rojas The onslaught of the imperial right-wing against progressive governments in Latin America has intensified following the death of our commander Hugo Chavez. Greedy empire has launched all its batteries ...
    Posted 16 May 2016, 20:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HIGHWAY ON VALIUM by Rae Samuel As a veteran road warrior/highway child it is amusing to see the impact of the newly enforced speed limit on the nation's drivers. Usually a long slow line ...
    Posted 10 May 2016, 10:05 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ACTIVISTS CALL FOR MORATORIUM ON BHP SEISMIC SURVEYS by Gerry Kangalee Environmental activists are once again raising the issue of seismic survey activity, this time as it relates to deep water drilling. They are calling for parliamentary scrutiny and review of ...
    Posted 9 May 2016, 20:54 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE BLACK QUESTION by Burton Sankeralli I. IntroductionLet me say at the start that I intend the title – The Black Question – ironically. We ought to know how the “Jewish question” perturbed a certain European country ...
    Posted 5 May 2016, 08:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHO WILL SPEAK OUT? By Jamela Khan WHO WILL SPEAK OUT? By Jamela Khan (random thoughts on a humid day with even the promise of rain dissipating) How do progressive thinking citizens in this Republic of Trinidad ...
    Posted 28 Apr 2016, 14:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MEMORANDUM OF MISUNDERSTANDING by Ken Howell Unless the leaders of the trade union movement see the unions as organised divisions of a workers’ army, they will always, unwittingly or deliberately, lose sight of the fact that ...
    Posted 28 Apr 2016, 08:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MAY DAY! MAY DAY! - A CALL OF DISTRESS by Peter Garvey I am not a proponent of suicide. While I "overstand" how mounting pressures may overwhelm, I verily believe that it is a selfish and sometimes cowardly act. That being said ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2016, 20:01 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.