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

  • President General's Ball
    Sat, 25/10/2014 - 8:00pm

    OWTU invite you to the President General's Ball on the 25th of October at Palms Club, Point A Pierre Road, San Fernando

    Admission -Single:$100.00, Couple:$180.00. (Door prizes to be won)

    Dress-Strictly Formal

    Be there!

  • Installation of Officers and Shop Stewards
    Sat, 27/09/2014 - 5:30pm

    All OWTU comrades (new and returning) who serve as officers or shop stewards at the Branch/District/Unit level are required to attend this important session at the OWTU Head Office Paramount Building, 99A Circular Road, San Fernando.