Viewing Campaign News from May 2019

Young trade unionists in solidarity with Cuba in 60th anniversary year

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Young Trade Unionists Report 2019 30 young trade unionists from Unite, Unison, GMB, RMT and TSSA, representing over four million workers in Britain and Ireland participated in Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s 14th annual Young Trade Unionists’ May Day brigade to Cuba where they took part in a full programme of solidarity agricultural ... read more

Cuba: 60 years of revolution, 60 years of standing firm against imperialism

Campaign News | Thursday, 16 May 2019

This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Despite ever-present threats and aggressions from the world’s largest superpower, just ninety miles away, the Cuban Revolution has survived and developed over time. Cuban achievements in education and health have been remarkable and so have Cuban expressions of international solidarity ... read more

Anne Blair (centre) with Dr Aleida Guevara

In memory of Anne Blair, a tireless supporter of Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 13 May 2019

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all our members and affiliates in the UK, we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Anne’s partner Tony, her family, colleagues and many friends. We are all deeply saddened by this loss. Anne has been a long ... read more

Play for Cuba appeal send-off at the NEU Conference 2019 in Liverpool

NEU helps break the blockade with thousands of instruments sent to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 18 April 2019

The first ever National Education Union conference took place in Liverpool in April, and delegates particpated in three fantastic actions to show solidarity with the Cuban people against the US blockade. While the US government was announcing measures to intensify the blockade, the UK's largest teaching union hosted Maida Bisset Despaigne, ... read more

Play for Cuba – the final send off

Campaign News | Thursday, 11 April 2019

More than 600 instruments have been collected for the Play for Cuba appeal. They include 180 guitars, three double basses, around 80 violins, violas and cellos, drums and brass and wind instruments. An amazing baby grand piano - worth thousands of pounds - has been donated and is destined for ... read more

Yuniel Espinosa Reyes and Yelena Gomez Gomez, with CSC's Gordon Calliste and Yolanda Edo Figas

Cuba60 Young Workers Tour

Campaign News | Friday, 29 March 2019

The Cuba60 programme of events began with a fantastic Young Cuban Workers Tour of Britain, where two leading Cuban trade unionists, Yuniel Espinosa Reyes (Regional Secretary of the Energy and Mining Trade Union (SNTE), Ciego de Avila) and Yelena Gómez Gómez (official from the Provincial Tourism Trade Union (SNTHT), Matanzas), ... read more

Play for Cuba appeal – last 10 days to donate instruments

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 March 2019

There are just two weeks left to donate and collect musical instruments for the Play for Cuba appeal before they will all be loaded onto the containers for shipping all the way to Cuba. Over 400 instruments have already been collected but you can still add yours. Get in touch with ... read more

Join a million Cubans at the May Day rally in Revolution Square

Go to Cuba this May Day: Last few places available for the CSC May Day Study Tour to Cuba 28 April – 9 May

Campaign News | Monday, 18 March 2019

Want to visit Cuba for the 60th anniversary of the Revolution? Now is your chance! Book today. This popular tour includes visits to Cuban trade union organisations, with associated professional visits to workplaces, schools and local health care centres. The itinerary includes a special invitation to attend the inspirational May Day Rally ... read more

Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Women's and Equalities Secretary

Labour Women in solidarity with Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Cuba Solidarity Campaign ran a successful stand at the Labour Party Women's Conference in Telford. Many Labour women delegates joined CSC, requested speakers for their CLP meetings and found out more about the latest news in Cuba and the Cuba60 events taking place throughout the year. Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Women's ... read more

The revolutionary past, present and future of trade unions in Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Far from being 'banned', the Cuban trade union movement has fought the class struggle in an unbroken line before, during and after the revolution, explains BERNARD REGAN JANUARY 2019 was the month that the Cuban people celebrated not only the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution but also the 80th anniversary ... read more