Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade 2014

Campaign News | Monday, 23 September 2013

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.

28 April - 09 May 2014

During the brigade participants will:

· Attend the spectacular May Day Rally in Plaza de la Revolución, Havana

· Meet the CTC (Cuban TUC) and solidarity activists from around the world

· Gain valuable insight into the achievements of the Cuban Revolution and contemporary Cuban society

· Examine the challenges facing the island and witness firsthand the problems caused by the US blockade

· Meet and discuss current issues with Cuban workers with visits to hospitals, schools, workplaces and neighbourhoods

· Contribute to the agricultural and productive development of the country through voluntary work sessions

· Visit the Museum of the Revolution and local Committee for the Defence of the Revolution

· Meet with families of the Miami Five

Brigades have run for a number of years and have involved delegates from Unison, Unite, GMB, CWU, BFAWU, PCS, RMT, TSSA, NAPO and the UCU.

Over the previous six years over 230 young trade unionists have taken part in our May Day Brigade. Many have gone on to become increasingly active within their trade union and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

The May Day Brigade usually consists of members, activists and officers aged 18-35, but it is possible for older members to participate if they wish.

From £1,449:

Cost includes flights, accommodation, most meals, transport and visas. Delegates will stay on the Julio Mella camp outside Havana and will take part in solidarity work.

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