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.

  • CWU: WHY WE BLANKED KAMLA! Joseph Remy, Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following statement on January 23rd.The Communication Workers’ Union would like to place on public record, its ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • CWU SCOLDS JAMAICA ON C&W TAKEOVER Joseph Remy, Secretary General of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) issued the following media statement on January 19th 2015. The Communication Workers' Union would like to express its deep ...
    Posted 20 Jan 2015, 09:34 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HEALTH WORKERS ON THE MOVE On January 14th 2015 the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) issued the following statement to its members at the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA):UNION MEETS WITH CEOThe ...
    Posted 14 Jan 2015, 18:51 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SWRHA NURSES REFUTE UNWARRANTED ATTACKS 2014-12-31  SWRHA NURSES REFUTE UNWARRANTED ATTACKS The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) was registered as a trade union on 25th June 2014 and is actively recruiting members ...
    Posted 31 Dec 2014, 17:40 by Gerry Kangalee
  • 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
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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.

  • SELWYN RYAN: THE GRINCH OF CUBA by Dr. Godfrey Vincent Professor Selwyn RyanOne Week before Christmas 2014, President Obama declared to the world that his administration was taking steps to normalize relationships with Cuba which had been disrupted for ...
    Posted by Gerry Kangalee
  • ARE WE STILL IN COLONIAL MODE? by Michael Joseph 2015-01-18                                                      AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO His Excellency Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona SC The President Republic of Trinidad and ...
    Posted 21 Jan 2015, 18:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • BUY, PRINT AND WEAR YOUR OWN JERSIES By Rae Samuel I write this full of fear and trepidation and hope than when I am gone at the hand of some law enforcement fundamentalist, Buddhist, Baptist or Adventist, all yuh kind ...
    Posted 19 Jan 2015, 12:39 by Gerry Kangalee
  • PAN PRACTICE IN DANGER On the night of January 17th 2015, police entered the Pan Palais of the Southern Marines Steel Orchestra in Marabella, South Trinidad. Southern Marines is the oldest existing steelband in ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2015, 09:55 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SHAME ON VAGRANT BANDITS by MICHAEL "BROTHER SCOBIE" JOSEPH Brother ScobiePlease allow me space to express my disgust at the crime situation in this paradise lost. Everywhere you go today, is crime, crime evermore! People are not safe ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2015, 09:02 by Gerry Kangalee
  • I WAS THERE …AT KAISO HOUSE by FAY ROE I know my ‘olde school’ upbringing in the calypso medium colours my views and actions so I tried to suck up the aberrations that confronted me before taking my seat ...
    Posted 13 Jan 2015, 18:11 by Gerry Kangalee
  • GUAVE ROAD FARMERS CALL ON EMA TO STOP CHAG. DESTRUCTION Eugene Reynald wrote the letter published below to Mr. Hayden Romano, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Hayden RomanoEnvironmental Management Authority (EMA). Mr. Reynald is associated with the Guave ...
    Posted 10 Jan 2015, 14:01 by Gerry Kangalee
  • REALLY DR. GOPEESINGH?! By Tonyette Sharpe The Minister of Education announced on January 3rd 2015 on the 7.00 p.m. TV 6 news that his Ministry has kept 90% of the promises made to citizens ...
    Posted 7 Jan 2015, 11:27 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SWRHA NURSE SETS UP FOUNDATION IN MEMORY OF SON Carlanne St. John is a registered nurse employed at the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA). Carlanne is also a member of the National Health Workers Union (NHWU), which is ...
    Posted 5 Jan 2015, 19:26 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SICK LEAVE AGAIN! By Tonyette Sharpe Hardly had the New Year begun than when we see an attack by Noel Kalicharan on Teachers' sick leave entitlement. He does so in a letter to the editor entitled ...
    Posted 3 Jan 2015, 07:46 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.