Cuba Hosts International Trade Union Forum

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 March 2005

British trade unionists attend

Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) More than one hundred delegates from the US, Britain, Canada and Cuba are attending an international meeting of union members and labor experts.

Workers? leaders, labor lawyers and experts in labor issues are expected to exchange experiences and discuss neoliberal globalization effects on the exercise of workers? rights.

In a welcome speech to delegates, a member of Cuba?s Workers Confederation (CTC) secretariat, Leonel González, stressed that the meeting is particularly relevant as it is taking place at a time when the international situation has become extremely complex.

In this context, he condemned the US administration"s extreme conservative policy of threats and aggression against Cuba.

The effect of the Free Trade Area for the Americas (FTAA) on labor rights and other sensitive areas is the leading item on the agenda for the meeting.

The delegates? schedule also includes visits to labor groups in the provinces of Havana and Pinar del Rio in order to exchange views with workers, labor leaders and professors in CTC-run Lázaro Peña school.

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