CSC receives honour from Cuban unions

Campaign News | Thursday, 7 May 2009

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign received a medal from the the Central Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC)during the May Day International Solidarity Conference on 2 May.

The award, which was given to CSC in recognition of the solidarity work with Cuban workers was also received by 50 other trade union leaders and solidarity organisations from around the world to mark the 70th anniversary of the CTC.

More than 160 British trade unionists were in Havana to celebrate May Day this year including 18 young members on a solidarity brigade, 38 cyclists, and 19 on a May Day Study tour organised by CSC. This was the largest ever UK delegation to Cuba for May Day celebrations, and contributed to the 2000 other international guests from 80 countries taking part in 50th anniversary of the revolution celebrations.

Brendan Barber, Genereal Secretary of the British TUC addressed the International Solidarity conference which took place on the 2 May, in front of 1300 international deelgates from 236 trade union and solidarity organisations represented at the event.

Rob Miller, CSC director, said "the award was a great honour for CSC and represented the work of all members and trade union affiliates, local groups and supporters carried out over the years in support of Cuba". Several Britsh trade union leaders also received awards for their support and solidarity with the island.

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