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A standing ovation followed Ulises Guilarte, CTC General Secretary's speech

"An extraordinary atmosphere of solidarity" at Cuba Solidarity Campaign TUC Congress Fringe

Campaign News | Friday, 13 September 2019

Over 150 delegates attended a packed, standing-room-only TUC Congress Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting. It was an energetic, rallying reception which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 80th anniversary to the CTC, Cuba’s TUC equivalent. “There is an extraordinary atmosphere of solidarity in this room tonight”, CTC General ... read more

Union of Journalists of Cuba denounces Twitter censorship

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 September 2019

Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Journalists of Cuba has denounced that the accounts of leading Cuban media outlets and journalists had been blocked by Twitter, precisely as they prepared to report on a live television appearance by President Diaz-Canel on Wednesday evening. The move came as the ... read more

Unanimous support for solidarity with Cuba at TUC Congress

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 September 2019

The TUC Congress - representing over 6.3 million workers in 48 trade unions in Britain - voted unanimously at the 2019 Congress in Brighton in support of Motion 74 Cuba and the US blockade, which expresses alarm at the Trump administration’s recent actions to tighten the blockade against Cuba. The motion ... read more

Cuba says battling acute fuel shortage due to U.S. sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba must implement emergency measures to stave off an acute fuel shortage in September caused by the Trump administration’s efforts to block oil shipments to the country, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Wednesday. The island will have to make do this month with the little fuel now ... read more

POA General Secretary Steve Gillan moved the motion

TUC Congress condemns US aggression against Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 September 2019

Trade unionists condemned US “aggression and cruelty” against the Cuban people yesterday. Delegates at the Trades Union Congress in Brighton voted to oppose the Helms-Burton Act, legislation that could lead to British companies being sued in US courts for trading with Cuba. Steve Gillan, general secretary of the POA prison officers’ union, ... read more

Steve Gillan, POA GS, Mariela Kohon, TUC International, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador, Rocio Maniero, Venezuelan Ambassador, Rob Miller, CSC Director & Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint GS

US hostility to Cuba has ‘failed,’ Cuban trade unionist tells delegates

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 September 2019

CTC general secretary Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento speaks at Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s fringe meeting The US blockade of Cuba has “failed” because the country "has not been able to defeat us,” a senior trade unionist from the socialist island has told British workers. Speaking to over 150 delegates at the Cuba Solidarity ... read more

Head of Cuban union movement urges workers to fight economic order

Campaign News | Monday, 9 September 2019

The head of Cuba’s trade union movement has urged workers worldwide to unite and fight the “decadent international economic order.” Speaking at the TUC Congress in Brighton, Workers Central Union of Cuba (CTC) general secretary Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento praised British trade unions for their support for the socialist island, saying ... read more

Cuba Sends Doctors & Teachers to Hurricane Hit Bahamas

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 September 2019

"As is always the case with Cuban cooperators in other parts of the world, in the face of these disasters, everyone will [also] contribute their efforts in the recovery stage." Cuba’s government confirmed on Wednesday that they have sent a number of doctors and teachers to areas of the Bahamas which ... read more

US cruise lines sued for travelling to Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 28 (ACN) Three major US cruise lines were sued in Florida for traveling to Cuba, Prensa Latina (PL) reported today from Washington. The plaintiffs filed their claims in Florida, after a federal judge yesterday rejected a motion requested by another cruise company, Carnival Corp., to dismiss a ... read more

Heberprot-P treatment benefits Venezuelan patients

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

Caracas, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 100,000 Venezuelan patients have benefited from the Cuban medication Heberprot-P to treat diabetic foot ulcers, since the medicine began to be used in this country in 2008, researcher Jorge Berlanga said. The medicine, applied in the Bolivarian Republic thanks to the political ... read more