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.

  • REGULATORS DIS’ REGULATIONS BY TONY PAUL Heritage and Paria will need to be licensed and their licences placed in a Petroleum Register that is meant to be maintained by the Minister of Energy, as per Petroleum ...
    Posted 17 Oct 2018, 21:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PETROTRIN: THE TANGLED WEB by Gerry Kangalee Selwyn Lashley hands over the report to the Prime MinisterCabinet by Minute No. 365 of February 23, 2017, agreed to the appointment of a Team to conduct a review ...
    Posted 16 Oct 2018, 12:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU FIGHTS BACK CWU Secretary General, Clyde ElderThe employers are wasting no time ramping up the attack as they go the offensive against organised labour in their effort to bolster their social ...
    Posted 13 Oct 2018, 21:42 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BACK TO THE PLANTATION OR BUST? by Rae Samuel ''Even when resolutions were reluctantly adopted it was of no avail. For as soon as the time was ripe they tore them up And started a ruthless war against the ...
    Posted 10 Oct 2018, 11:18 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE ELEPHANT IN PETROTRIN’S ROOM By David Walker It was recently reported that Petrobras was hit with a US$ 853 million fine. Petrobras, as it happens, is the Brazilian equivalent of Petrotrin in T&T. The fine was ...
    Posted 9 Oct 2018, 09:06 by Gerry Kangalee
  • UNION BUSTING TRINI STYLE By Dave Smith We’ve been here before. On 31st December 2006, BWIA pretended to close. In the six months prior to that, they had set up a new Company called Caribbean Airlines ...
    Posted 8 Oct 2018, 13:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHY ARE INVESTORS OF THE 1% KEENLY INTERESTED IN BUYING THE PETROTRIN REFINERY? WHY ARE INVESTORS OF THE 1% KEENLY INTERESTED IN BUYING THE PETROTRIN REFINERY? FAVOURABLE MARKET CONDITIONS (DEMAND) Market conditions are very favourable for firms involved in the refining industry. According ...
    Posted 7 Oct 2018, 10:03 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CRISIS OF OUR CORRUPTED POLITICAL CULTURE By Cecil Paul Cecil Paul(retired oil worker NP 45 years service; former 1st. vice president and chief labour relations officer OWTU)Trinidad and Tobago in colonial times and during our current independence ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2018, 13:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WASA WORKERS IN THE GUNSIGHTS BY Ken Howell Two articles appeared in the Trinidad Guardian on Sunday 23rd September 2018, headlined: WASA REMAINS BURDEN ON TAXPAYERS and WASA cuts down on contractors. These two articles were written by ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2018, 07:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU CONVENTION FACES REALITY by Rae Samuel The Communication Workers Union opened its 25th Annual Conference at the Lyle Townsend auditorium, Upper Henry Street, on Friday 28th September 2018. It came after a one year hiatus as ...
    Posted 1 Oct 2018, 11:27 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.