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: 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
  • CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR MUST ANSWER! Afra RaymondDavid WalkerThe following is an open letter dated 31st January 2017 to the Governor of the Central Bank co-authored by Afra Raymond and David Walker. It ...
    Posted 3 Feb 2017, 05:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NATUC: BALGOBIN MUST GO Michael Annisette, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) wrote the following undated letter to trade unions.Following a meeting of the Executive Committee of NATUC on 06 ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2017, 19:00 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.

  • NOT A NEW BOAT! A NEW POLITICAL SYSTEM! By Rae Samuel "...a lot of fingers pointing suspicion running strong  Who's to be blamed" One wishes this debacle re: the hiring of the ferries for the Trinidad to Tobago run could ...
    Posted 21 Aug 2017, 07:05 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE GODS OF SPORT AT IT AGAIN! by Rae Samuel Whimsical, prankish…reminding us that whatever we imagine may not always follow the script of the gods! World's 2017: a form of redemption for some, a not too gentle ...
    Posted 15 Aug 2017, 07:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • EATING DOUBLES TO BRING DOWN CAPITALISM! By Rae Samuel So following the protest in downtown Port of Spain the trade unions are being invited to re-join the tripartite process: a process which has consistently failed to produce labour ...
    Posted 10 Aug 2017, 08:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NO ROOM FOR OLE TALK by Peter Garvey There is no room for old talk in new business. So when the President General of the OWTU mounted the platform on Friday 4th August, 2017 to talk about a ...
    Posted 8 Aug 2017, 07:25 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU ADVICE TO NON-UNIONISED WORKERS On 2017/08/04, the National Workers Union (NWU) issued the following statement contained in a flyer distributed during the demonstration organised by the Joint Trade Union Movement, National Trade ...
    Posted 4 Aug 2017, 06:57 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SLAVE REBELLION AT POINTE-A-PIERRE by Gerry Kangalee On Monday 31st July 2017 at 6:30 pm, the Southern Marines Steelband Foundation is scheduled to host a procession beginning at the Pointe-A-Pierre Roundabout. It proceeds to ...
    Posted 30 Jul 2017, 11:33 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE NEVER ENDING CLF RIP OFF By Gerry Kangalee Gerry KangaleeIt is past outrageous: this CLF/CLICO larceny of public funds. No it’s not government money. It belongs to you and me, the citizens of Trinidad and ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2017, 22:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MAXIMUM EXTRACTION: SELF DEFEATING POLICY By David Walker David WalkerFor as long as I can remember, successive administrations have boasted about their ability to increase the rate of extraction and monetisation of our oil and gas reserves ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2017, 03:49 by Gerry Kangalee
  • MIDWIVES OF HISTORY By Rae Samuel Rae SamuelThe present Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago may have objectively accomplished what the late Dr. Winston Murray espoused and what various Tobago leaders/politicians advocated from time ...
    Posted 25 Jul 2017, 03:48 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE GAS RUSH: PLAN BUT NO POLICY by Cathal Healysingh Cathal Healysingh is a Civil and Environmental Engineer by training with twenty-four years of experience combining technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects of development in management. He has worked ...
    Posted 24 Jul 2017, 08:15 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.