Rail and Maritime workers pass motion of support
Campaign News | Thursday, 26 June 2008
"Maximum support" for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution
The 2008 RMT conference in Nottingham overwhelmingly passed a resolution on 25th June calling for "maximum support" for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution. The motion highlighted the work done by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and called for the union to increase the number of branches affiliated to the campaign. The RMT and CSC have already produced a special c ampaign leaflet for branches calling on them to affiliate to the campaign.
RMT General Secretary, Bob Crow added his support to the motion and told the delegates that the union "should send a message today - Viva Cuba and viva the revolution."
2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution which saw the US-backed administration of Batista overthrown. Cuba50 will be the biggest celebration of Cuban art, music, education, dance, film, photography and theatre ever hosted. The RMT is a long standing affiliate to the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and recently hosted the 6th annual successful RMT Cuba Garden Party.