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  • Post-Budget People Sector Forum

    "This budget does not excite me", economist Indera Sagewan Alli said at the Post Budget People Sector Breakfast Forum hosted by the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union and the Co-operative Credit Union League of Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday 9th September. She was referring to the 2014/2015 national budget that was read in parliament by Finance Minister Larry Howai the day before.

    Sagewan Alli went further to say that though she anticipated the many "goodies" mentioned in the "election year budget", she lashed out against the government for using the budget primarily as a political tool and not as an economic tool to chart a sustainable path for the country. 

    Other speakers that addressed the packed OWTU Paramount Building were OWTU President General Ancel Roget, President of the Co-operative Credit Union League, Joseph Remy, General Secretary of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs Akins Vidale, President of the Trinidad Unified Farmers Assoc. Shiraz Khan, OWTU Education and Research Officer Rosa Whittier, and President of the Trinidad Youth Council Sean Nicholson.

    Participants included students from schools in the San Fernando area and trade unionists, credit unionists, other citizens and members of NGOs. OWTU Chief Education and Research Officer, Ozzi Warwick was the chairperson for the programme.

  • JTUM Commemorates 3rd Anniv. of SOE

    President General Ancel Roget described the 2011 State of Emergency as "one of the darkest periods" in Trinidad and Tobago's recent history. On August 21, 2014, Joint Trade Union Movement leaders and activists marked for the third consecutive year, the anniversary of the State of Emergency with a silent protest at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain. The activity aimed to remind the public of the Peoples' Partnership government's legacy of violating/taking away citizens' rights in the name of democracy and national security.

  • Annual Conference of Delegates 2014

    “Trinidad and Tobago is in a state of decay,” feature speaker Professor Jerome Teelucksingh said at the OWTU’s 75th Annual Conference of Delegates. “Workers within the progressive labour movement need to be forces of change to rescue our people and T&T,” he said to a packed hall of participants from various trade unions, credit unions, civil society groups and specially invited guests. President General, Ancel Roget also delivered a stirring address at the Opening Session on 25th July 2014 at Paramount Building. The following day, delegates from various units of the Union conducted a thorough review of the last year’s operations and confirmed the financials and plan of work for the year to come.

  • OWTU Butler Classics 2014 Results




  • Several thousand celebrate Labour Day 2012 in Fyzabad

    A spectacular outpouring of workers made the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of labour in Trinidad and Tobago a memorable one. From all sectors, in a myriad of colours, workers made the pilgrimage from Avocat Junction to Charlie King Juction, Fyzabad in honour of those who had fought, bled and died for peace, bread and justice for all in Trinidad and Tobago. The day started with the Butler Classics races, then ceremonies to honour Tubal "Uriah" Butler and La Brea Charles. After the Rally, there was a powerful re-enactment of June 19, 1937, followed by a cultural show.

  • OWTU kicks off Union Week 2012

    Imam Nazim Hosein, Pundit Brambeo Maharaj and Canon Knolly Clarke offered holy readings and prayer at the Interfaith Service to commence Union Week 2012 on Saturday 14th July at Paramount Building. The OWTU Soul Singers brought additional flavour with their renditions of various union songs. This event sets the stage for a series of events/displays that are to take place at various OWTU branches across the country until Friday 20th July, 2012.

  • Daisy Crick receives Labour Day Award (posthumously)

    "It is the women who help change the world, not the ladies", Daisy Crick would say. Described as a paragon among women (and men), the first female to serve on the national executive of the OWTU (from 1952-1962) was honoured at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operatives Annual Labour Day awards on Sunday 17, June 2012. She received the Elma Francois Award (posthumously).

  • 15yr-old wins OWTU Calypso Competition

    With a score of 512, Aneka Collins, a student of ASJA Girls College, Charlieville outshone 6 contestants to emerge this year's OWTU Calypso Champion. Her songs, "Celebration time" and "75 years and Beyond" also won the hearts of the crowd; she won People's Choice. Khadja "Lady K" Antoine was second and Megan Walrond, winner of Best Dressed, came in at a very close third place. For pics, click here

  • Bishop Anstey High School-East top OWTU Secondary School Competition

    Bishop Anstey High School- East were glittered in gold on Thursday 14th June Prize Distribution Ceremony. They won 1st place in the performance and Docent categories; placed 2nd in the Exhibition Design category and went home with the Overall Winner Trophy. Belmont Boys Secondary R.C. School which placed 2nd in the art category stole the hearts of the judges and got the Judges Choice for Special Recognition.

  • CLR James Memorial Lecture to be aired live on i95.5FM and online

    We would love for you to be part of our audience this evening at the CLR James Memorial Lecture at Cipriani College, but if not, perhaps you can join us from 6:00pm at i95.5FM or online at click here.