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.

  • "Haig Community United" vs Chaguaramas Development Authority by Eugene Reynald 1. Haig Community United also called the Guave Road Farmers Association is an NGO formed by the Farmers and was represented by Mr Colvin Blaize and Mr Farai Hove Masaisai ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2015, 11:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: THE FYZABAD FIASCO EXPLAINED THE FYZABAD FIASCO EXPLAINED 2015/06/23The foolishness that took place at Charlie King Junction on Labour Day confirms the position of the National Workers Union as published in ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2015, 21:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: ELEVATOR WOES AT SANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL 2015-06-21  ELEVATOR WOES AT SANDO GENERAL HOSPITAL   The National Health Workers Union (NHWU) which represents hundreds of health care workers, continues to draw attention to the calamitous state ...
    Posted 21 Jun 2015, 19:16 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU:THE POWER OF LABOUR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHO WINS THE ELECTION! 2015-06-18  The National Workers Union (NWU) and its affiliate the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) join with the working people of T&T in celebrating the seventy eighth ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2015, 20:10 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: TRADE UNIONS MUST UNITE TO DEFEAT IRA AMENDMENT BILL 2015-05-18 TRADE UNIONS MUST UNITE TO DEFEAT IRA AMENDMENT BILLThe National Workers Union (NWU) congratulates the National Trade Union Centre (NATUC) for the firm and unyielding stand ...
    Posted 19 May 2015, 04:00 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: IRA AMENDMENT BILL MUST NOT BE PASSED WITHOUT CONSULTATION! 2015-05-17 IRA AMENDMENT BILL MUST NOT BE PASSED WITHOUT CONSULTATION! Information has come to the National Workers Union (NWU) that the government intends to pass the Industrial Relations ...
    Posted 17 May 2015, 14:20 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: LABOUR MOVEMENT MUST CALL A COSSABO AND DEFEAT THE IRA AMENDMENT BILL The National Workers Union (NWU) shares the concern of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN) about the manner in which the Industrial Relations Amendment Bill is being ...
    Posted 11 May 2015, 14:35 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FITUN DEMANDS CONSULATATION ON IRA AMENDMENT BILL On May 8th 2015 the following statement was issued by Joseph Remy, President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs:The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non ...
    Posted 8 May 2015, 21:17 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NHWU: TIME TO FIX HEALTH CARE SYSTEM On 2015-05-05  the National Health Workers Union wrote the following letter to Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and TobagoThe National Health Workers Union (NHWU ...
    Posted 5 May 2015, 20:49 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU: T&T WORKERS REPLACED BY SOUTH AMERICAN WORKERS ON POINT FORTIN HIGHWAY 2015-05-05   T&T WORKERS REPLACED BY SOUTH AMERICAN WORKERS ON POINT FORTIN HIGHWAY   The National Workers Union (NWU) calls upon the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCO), the Ministry ...
    Posted 4 May 2015, 21:37 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.

  • TAKING IN FRONT By Rae Samuel There is an expression in journalism called 'getting out in front of the story'. It is especially used when the facts of a story are clear and likely to damage ...
    Posted 29 Jun 2015, 23:30 by Gerry Kangalee
  • YOU AND YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE! by Bryan ST. Louis Whenever an individual makes himself available to serve the people he is expected to be full of integrity, morally sound and committed to service of the people. Only upon satisfaction ...
    Posted 25 Jun 2015, 13:58 by Gerry Kangalee
  • HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS DAY - JUNE 16TH by Ida Le Blanc WE MUST PROTECT THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ALL DOMESTIC WORKERSIda Le Blanc, General Secretary, National Union of Domestic EmployeesThe proposed Amendment to the Industrial Relations Act (IRA) in ...
    Posted 15 Jun 2015, 20:40 by Gerry Kangalee
  • DEN OF INEQUITY The following article was extracted from the newsletter SWRHA TODAY volume 1 No. 2, published by the National Health Workers Union (NHWU). SWRHA (South West Regional Health Authority) is for ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2015, 12:07 by Gerry Kangalee
  • FIRES FLATTEN CHAG. FARMS By Eugene Reynald The sinister plot being managed and directed by Bhoe Tewarie, Danny Solomon and Dr. Allan Bachan to remove all farmers from their Guave Road farms and obliterate all evidence of ...
    Posted 11 Jun 2015, 12:22 by Gerry Kangalee
  • THE STING IN THE TAIL The National Workers Union (NWU) has issued a discussion paper called A LOOK AT THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AMENDMENT BILL as a contribution to the discourse raging across the labour movement ...
    Posted 9 Jun 2015, 06:13 by Gerry Kangalee
  • ABUSING PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL The following article was published in the newsletter SWRHA TODAY, vol. 1 no. 2. The newsletter is published by the National Health Workers Union (NHWU) and deals with issues affecting ...
    Posted 8 Jun 2015, 19:47 by Gerry Kangalee
  • WHEN THEY RAID THE HOUSE OF LORDS... by Rae Samuel First he promised a tsunami of revelations. Now he pledges a torrent of secrets and I am thinking that in the end, in true Maxwell Smart fashion: “would you believe ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2015, 06:52 by Gerry Kangalee
  • SEPP, JACK AND HOUSE SLAVES (A PERSONAL TESTIMONY) by Selby Browne SEPP, JACK AND HOUSE SLAVESby Selby Browne (Vice President Veteran Footballers Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago AND President Caribbean Sports TV Network BVI) I, personally, suffered directly at the ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2015, 06:21 by Gerry Kangalee
  • NWU'S POSITION ON THE IRA The National Workers Union (NWU) has issued a discussion paper called A LOOK AT THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AMENDMENT BILL as a contribution to the discourse raging across the labour movement ...
    Posted 30 May 2015, 09:12 by Gerry Kangalee
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  • Policy Statements

    These are formal policy positions adopted by the Union.