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.

  • BIGWU STATEMENT ON DEMONETISATION, MONEY LAUNDERING AND OTHER CORRUPT FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES. THE ATTACHED STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY THE BANKING INSURANCE AND GENERAL WORKERS (UNION BIGWU) ON 18TH DECEMBER 2019 (CLICK HERE)
    Posted 18 Dec 2019, 19:15 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: DUKE DETENTION DISTURBING On 2019-08-27 , the National Workers Union issued the following statementThe National Workers Union (NWU) calls on the national community not to take the detention of Watson Duke ...
    Posted 28 Aug 2019, 06:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean CALL FOR PAPERS Anti-Imperialism in the Twentieth Century Caribbean A Special Issue to be published in Journal of Labor and Society Paper Submission Deadline Date: 01-01-2020 Special ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2019, 20:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE! STAND UP AND FIGHT OR CONTINUE TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE!Either we stand up and fight or we lie down and take! This was made by the late Comrade ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2019, 20:45 by Gerry Kangalee
  • RBC TELLS WORKERS VSEP, VERP OR RETRENCHMENT Mario Als, Deputy President of the Banking Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU), issued the following statement on May 20th 2019.STOP MASS RETRENCHMENT AT RBC NOW!!Mario AlsOnce ...
    Posted 20 May 2019, 20:12 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BIGWU Responds to Allegations of Representation in Sexual Harassment Case The Banking Insurance and General Workers Union wishes to publicly record its strongest protest against the utterly wicked unjustified attack launched against our Union in particular and Trade Unions in ...
    Posted 30 Apr 2019, 10:43 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU:TIME FOR A CAMPAIGN OF DIRECT ACTION AGAINST THE ONE PERCENT! On 2019-04-10 the following statement was issued by the National Workers Union:The employers, led by the one percent, have launched the most vicious assault on the rights ...
    Posted 10 Apr 2019, 04:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUYANA BAUXITE WORKERS UNDER PRESSURE Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union Press Release 15th February 2019 Striking workers BCGI threaten with dismissal –sovereignty at riskThis morning workers at the Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated ...
    Posted 17 Feb 2019, 10:04 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: YES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! On 2019-01-25 the National Workers Union issued the fiollowing statementYES TO NON-INTERFERENCE; NO TO THE INVASION OF VENEZUELA! The National Workers Union (NWU) calls on ...
    Posted 25 Jan 2019, 05:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THA MUST PREVENT COLLAPSE OF HEALTH CARE IN TOBAGO! INVESTIGATE TRHA NOW! Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles must intervene and investigateThe National Workers Union is calling on the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to intervene and investigate the ...
    Posted 19 Nov 2018, 07:36 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.

  • STATE OF COLLAPSE by Michael "Bro. Scobie" Joseph Independence is independence, but when you continue to live in territories which still bear the shape of the old colonial territories, it is extremely difficult to free yourself from the ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2020, 06:09 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ONE MOVEMENT! ONE STRUGGLE! TIWU MEMBERS SHOW THE WAY by RAE SAMUEL On Tuesday 21st January 2020, the workers of the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) and the National Maintenance Training and Security Company (MTS), members of the Transport and Industrial Workers ...
    Posted 22 Jan 2020, 18:53 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NO BLACK POWER WITHOUT PEOPLE’S POWER! by Adofo Minka & Matthew Quest Adofo Minka is a defense attorney who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. He can be reached at adofom1@gmail.comThis article has been updated from its original drafting more than ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2020, 04:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE WORKING PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID by Alvette ‘Ellorton’ Jeffers Antiguans are constantly ridiculed. Radio commentators and opponents of Gaston Brown and the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (A&BLP), use unsavoury words when decrying what they seem to think ...
    Posted 8 Jan 2020, 05:36 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SPORTS IN THE NEW YEAR by Rae Samuel Professor Jay CoakleyThis is the time of year when we all get somewhat mellow. We are grateful to have seen out another year, one that closes a decade. To ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2020, 12:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHO COMES UP WITH THESE IDEAS? by Tony Bedassie Now I am not directly affected by the change out of the $100 bills since I am broke, yet I can't help but sympathise with the many citizens who ...
    Posted 16 Dec 2019, 06:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE BLESSING IN THE CURSE by Aaron S A Moyne It was April 1, 2015 when I was instructed to report to the Yara Plant. I had returned from secondment to the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) after five (5 ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2019, 07:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ON EARLY RETIREMENT by David Walker I'm old enough to remember the introduction of the "blue note", our much loved hundred dollar bill several decades ago. It is now to be retired, replaced by a ...
    Posted 10 Dec 2019, 10:14 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DOMINICA, THE OAS AND THE REGIME CHANGE AGENDA This is not a commentary on, or an interference in, the upcoming elections in Dominica. The people of Dominica are more than capable of deciding who should serve them as ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2019, 08:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE DAY THE WOLF HOWLED "BOY"! by Aaron S A Moyne Aaron Moyne is a former worker at Yara; a former branch official of the Yara district committee of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union; a former haelth and safety officer and ...
    Posted 4 Dec 2019, 07:58 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.