Welcome to the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union

Welcome to the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union! Born out of the historic General Strike and anti-colonial revolt of June 1937 in Trinidad, the OWTU has a proud tradition of being the most important trade union in the Anglophone Caribbean.


Continuing the tradition of the mass movement towards achieving a society with the power to determine its destiny on the basis of equity, social justice and a decent standard of living for all.

Conscious of our working class ideology, we advance our vanguard role in the movement by:

  • Building solidarity;
  • Improving/defending the quality of life of our members and working people as a whole;
  • Giving voice the voiceless through organizing, educating and political action


Joint Trade Union Movement Demands Simpler Recognition Process


Current Events

  • COSSABO on Privatisation
    Sat, 02/03/2013 - 1:30pm

    Be part of this critical conversation about the threat of Privatisation in Trinidad and Tobago. This national Conference of Shop Stewards, Branch Officers and Activists is organised by the Joint Trade Union Movement. Location- Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.

  • OWTU 8th All-Inclusive Fete
    Sun, 20/01/2013 - 7:00pm

    Don't miss this hot event at the OWTU car park at 99A Circular Rd., San Fernando. Enjoy an open premium bar, a variety of foods, DJs, bands and performances by top Soca artistes like Blaxx, Denise Belfon, Iwer George etc. Cost $550. For more info call 652-2701/3.

    The proceeds go to the Education Youth Development Fund