Unions for Cuba is the biggest trade union solidarity event with Cuba to take place in the UK for 15 years. Up to 20 Cuban trade union leaders from across the island representing national and regional unions and six sectors have been invited to travel to Britain to participate in the Unions for Cuba Conference on Saturday 2nd November (10.00am – 5.00pm) at the NEU in London (nearest tube/train Kings Cross).
Speakers include Len McCluskey, GS Unite the Union, Kevin Courtne, Joint GS NEU, Ismael Drullet, Director of International Relations, Central de Trabajadores de Cuba CTC) and general secretaries and trade union leaders from Cuba’s SNTS (heatlh), SNTAP (public administration), SNTECD (education), SNTCIE (communications), SNTTP (transport and ports) and SNTEM (energy and mining) unions.
The British trade union movement has a long and proud history of support for Cuba – this conerence will build on those traditions and look at ways of increasing political and practical solidaryity and counter the misinformation propagated about Cuba.
Featured sessions will include the impact of the blockade on Cuba’s education, health and society, trade union democracy and influence in setting national economic policy in the country.
Unions for Cuba is the highlight of a year of activities organised by the Cuba Solidariy Campaign to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.