Young Trade Unionists’ in Cuba
Since 2008, over 80 young trade unionists have taken part in the Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s annual May Day Brigade to Cuba.
Delegates have come from Unison, Unite, GMB, CWU, BFAWU, PCS and the UCU to witness the sights, sounds and smells of Cuba and experience firsthand the principles of equality, community and international solidarity.
The brigade provides a unique opportunity for activists to participate in practical solidarity work and discover the reality of life for Cubans living under the illegal US blockade of their country. During the 15-day tour, participants gain fascinating insight into Cuban society and attend vibrant cultural, social and political events.
- Attending the spectacular and unforgettable May Day Rally in Plaza de la Revolución, Havana with trade unionists and activists from around the world
- Visiting schools, factories, hospitals and universities to gain valuable insight into the achievements of the Cuban Revolution and contemporary Cuban society
- Meeting local community groups and Committees for the Defence of the Revolution
- Contributing to the agricultural development of the country through voluntary work sessions.
Previous participants have returned both inspired and humbled by Cuba’s intrepid resistance to the US blockade. Many have gone on to become increasingly active within the trade union movement and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign – especially with the campaign to free the Miami 5 – but none will forget the experience of visiting a country that prioritises health, education and public services. The full cost of the two-week brigade is £995 per person and includes flights, accommodation, food, transport and visas.
If you are interested in attending please contact Dan Smith at the address below.
Cuba Solidarity Campaign
c/o Unite, T&G Woodberry, 218 Green Lanes
Phone: 0208 800 0155
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