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: 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
  • 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
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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.

  • REMEMBERING IYA L’ORISHA MOLLY AHYE By Burton Sankeralli Trinbagonian and Caribbean Icon, Iya L’Orisha Dr. Molly Ahye, has transitioned to the realm of the ancestors. She was 84. Molly was a key personage in the areas of ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • WALL OF RESPECT by Rae Samuel In 11.14 seconds of speed, a young woman from a 'hot spot' in Trinidad storms the walls of history, giving us our first global sprint title by a ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2018, 09:32 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FAREWELL TO WINNIE By Rae Samuel Winnie Mandela visited Trinidad and Tobago in 1998 at the invitation of the Emancipation Support Committee. I remember her opening her presentation at the Savannah and uttering, in a strong ...
    Posted 6 Apr 2018, 07:56 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUESS WHO HAS TO FIX IT By Rae Samuel Even as workers' lives are destroyed in plots: PSA staff! Cadel Trading! The latest episode in the sideshow called the legal system/judiciary adds another act in its ongoing series ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2018, 10:40 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NIGHTMARE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT! by Rae Samuel The Public Relations advisory said that the Trini Flash, the water taxi substituting for the T'n'T Express, was leaving Trinidad at 6 a.m. and departing Scarborough at ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2018, 05:59 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DEATH IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL: AN INTROSPECTION by Joanne Viechveg As my brother lay dying my heart is shot into panic! My mind is searching……my soul is yearning….my entire vibrational frequency is changing…. As my brother lay dying ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2018, 16:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE POT HOUNDS OF CAPITALISM ARE HOWLING by Ken Howell What is being peddled in the public domain, on Facebook, on the print and electronic media, is a relentless attack on the working people; employed in the public and state ...
    Posted 26 Mar 2018, 15:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHO ARE THE ONE PERCENTERS? by DAVE SMITH Dave SmithThey get everywhere. Almost all countries have them. Sometimes you can see them, but mostly they live in a world of their own hidden away from the rest ...
    Posted 25 Mar 2018, 04:41 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ADDICTED TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT By Keston K. Perry Keston K. PerryAmong the technocrats, politicians and World bankers etc, the discussion has been “let's "facilitate/enable" investment and make the country "attractive" for investment.” It is why ...
    Posted 24 Mar 2018, 20:28 by Gerry Kangalee
  • CHECK YOUR NATIONAL INSURANCE STATUS The vast majority of cases that the National Workers Union (NWU) deals with are “walk-in-off-the- street” matters. This means that we represent workers who are employed by ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2018, 11:51 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.