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.

  • PETROTRIN PROPOSES WAGE FREEZE! The following undated statement was published by the Trinmar Branch of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union on its face Book page on November 25th 2014:On Thursday 20"' November 2014 ...
    Posted 25 Nov 2014, 07:40 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EMPLOYERS ON THE ATTACK! WORKERS MUST FIGHT BACK! The National Workers Union issued the following media release on 2014/11/20:EMPLOYERS ON THE ATTACK! WORKERS MUST FIGHT BACK!   The National Workers Union (NWU) views with disgust, but ...
    Posted 20 Nov 2014, 13:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN DEFENDS INDUSTRIAL COURT PRESIDENT: REMY WRITES CARMONA Joseph RemyThe following letter was sent to President Anthony Carmona by Joseph Remy, President of thePresident Anthony Carmona Federation Of Independent Trade Unions and NGO’s. It ...
    Posted 29 Oct 2014, 20:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU: NO BUSINESS AS USUAL AT HILTON The Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement on September 30th 2014 in its newsletter called FORWARD:Comrades, within recent times we have noticed that the foreign management at ...
    Posted 1 Oct 2014, 21:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU QUESTIONS TSTT’S CEO APPOINTMENT CWU QUESTIONS TSTT’S CEO APPOINTMENT The following statement was issued on September 19th 2014 by Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union, Joseph Remy. The Communication Workers’ Union would ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2014, 08:33 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU: 2015 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ANALYSIS The Communication Workers Union published the following analysis of the 2015 budget.A budget is an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period. Simply put it ...
    Posted 12 Sep 2014, 21:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EBOLA WARNING FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS 2014-08-17 EBOLA WARNING FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) is very concerned about statements made by the by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Colin ...
    Posted 17 Aug 2014, 13:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: DEMOCKRACY BEFORE AND AFTER DEMOCKRACY BEFORE AND AFTER   “Dey use dey riches and dey power; make a mockery of the law an’ have de law protect dem same time” (Slinger Francisco)   "The oppressed are ...
    Posted 12 Aug 2014, 20:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • JTUM WANTS PETROTRIN ENQUIRY JOINT TRADE UNION MOVEMENT MEDIA RELEASE August 5, 2014 Calls for Immediate Independent Enquiry at PETROTRIN The Joint Trade Union Movement is calling for an immediate enquiry on the recent ...
    Posted 9 Aug 2014, 08:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FIRE OFFICERS FED UP Outstanding Issues Affecting Fire Service Second Division Officers The following statement was issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Officers Association Second Division (TTFSA2) in response to a request from ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2014, 20:56 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.

  • NWU WINS $2.4 M FOR OFF THE STREET WORKERS In its last twenty one settlements the National Workers Union (NWU) has been able to extract from employers $2.4 million as compensation for workers who have, in the main ...
    Posted 15 Dec 2014, 20:37 by Gerry Kangalee
  • I Can’t Breathe by Godfrey Cymande Vincent I Can’t Breathe “I can’t breathe”  ‘cause the atmosphere is polluted with the stench of bullet riddled bodies on the roadside, crying out for justice, crying out for ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2014, 06:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIGWU BLANKS INDUSTRIAL COURT JUDGE PENDING INVESTIGATION Don Devenish, First Vice President of the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU) has informed the Industrial Court Judge, Brian Dabideenpresident of the Industrial Court, Justice Deborah Thomas ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2014, 19:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ROOTS OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION by Jesus Rojas Jesus Rojas, a citizen and resident of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, has been an English teacher for over 10 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English ...
    Posted 1 Dec 2014, 05:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WORKERS FORCE PTSC WAGE PROPOSAL The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) has proposed a 7% wage increase over three years to the Transport and Industrial Workers Union (TIWU), the recognised majority union for the majority ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2014, 10:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ARE WE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT OIL SHOCK? by Ken Howell There is a school of thought which holds, that oil and gas wealth is a curse, on some oil and gas producing countries.   Such countries, it is argued, derive a ...
    Posted 12 Nov 2014, 19:53 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE RULES WILL CHANGE YOU By RAE SAMUEL Cyril Lionel Robert James CLR James would often say, in reference to progressive people who joined conventional politics/institutions, 'if you don't change the rules...the rules would change ...
    Posted 12 Nov 2014, 09:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU OPPOSES C&W BID FOR FLOW Joseph Remy, Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement dated November 7th 2014. The Communication Workers’ Union would like to express its deep concern about ...
    Posted 8 Nov 2014, 07:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • AARON PARANG THE WRONG HOUSE by Rae Samuel This is a call to the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions to discontinue proceedings against Aaron. Who is Aaron and why not the DPP himself? Media reports which recently put ...
    Posted 7 Nov 2014, 17:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HIGHWAY MEDIATION: TWO VIEWS The Highway Reroute Movement (HRM) has published a video on You Tube entitled Mediation is the way Forward. The video can be seen here.Eugene Reynald does not support the ...
    Posted 4 Nov 2014, 13:19 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.