Viewing Campaign News from July 2024

End the blockade on Health - Cuba Vive North West Rally and Fundraiser

Campaign News | Tuesday, 23 July 2024

Monday 23 September, 6-8pm The Casa, 29 Hope St, Liverpool, L1 9BP withHer Excellency Ismara Vargas Walter, Cuban ambassadorKim Johnson, MP for Liverpool RiversideRichard Burgon MPKevan Nelson, Assistant General Secretary UNISONSarah Woolley, General Secretary, BFAWUGawain Little, General Secretary, GFTURoger McKenzie, International Editor, Morning StarMicalea Tracey-Ramos, UNISON executivePhil Liptrot, Thompsons SolicitorsFBU speakerplus more ... read more

Mick Lynch RMT, Diane Abbott MP, Ben Jamal PSC, Fran Heathcote PSC, Dave Ward CWU, Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Kevin Courtney CSC, Alex Gordon RMT

RMT Cuba Garden Party full of “love and solidarity”

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Mick Lynch, Ben Jamal, Diane Abbott MP, Fran Heathcote Speakers from across the trade union and Labour movement took to the platform to pledge support to the Cuba Vive appeal at the RMT Garden Party in June. Four hundred people gathered at the RMT’s Maritime House in Clapham ... read more

The rehabilitation and replanting of mangrove forests is critical to Cuba's coastal resilience project

Climate change adaption - the pernicious impact of the US blockade

Campaign News | Friday, 31 May 2024

DR LAUREN COLLINS explains how the US sanctions hold back Cuba's efforts to confront climate change. In his final week as President of the United States, Donald Trump placed Cuba on the US ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ list: an arbitrary designation in the gift of the president. This came on top ... read more

FBU National Officer Ricardo la Torre, CSC Director Rob Miller, FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack, Aymee Diaz Negrin of the Cuban Embassy and FBU President Ian Murray

Solidarity with Cuba front and centre at FBU conference

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 May 2024

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has a long history of support for Cuba - from being affiliated to CSC for over 20 years, to their messages of admiration and solidarity to Cuban fire service personnel in the wake of two tragic incidents on the island in 2022. Delegates at their ... read more

PCS conference sends its solidarity to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 May 2024

At their recent annual conference, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), and in particular their Young Members’ Network, expressed its solidarity with Cuba following their chair and vice-chair’s recent visit to Cuba. Simmeron Katbmana and Louis Radforth took part in CSC’s Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade this year ... read more

The 2024 brigade at the José Martí Anti-Imperialist Tribune, celebrating May Day

“You will be able to convey to your communities the truth of Cuba” – 2024 Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade

Campaign News | Wednesday, 29 May 2024

37 trade unionists – representing Unite, UNISON, RMT, ASLEF, TSSA, PSC, POA, NAPO, GFTU and Thompsons Solicitors – recently took part in the Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s 17th annual Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade. As the country grapples with its worst economic crisis since the Special Period, our brigadistas took ... read more

Her Excellency Ismara Mercedes Vargas Walter with members of the APPG

APPG on Cuba welcomes new ambassador

Campaign News | Monday, 20 May 2024

A busy meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Cuba welcomed the new Cuban Ambassador, Her Excellency Ismara Mercedes Vargas Walter, to the UK on Tuesday 14 May. Nearly 20 MPs and Lords, from across the house, attended to hear Ismara address British Parliamentarians for the first time, ask ... read more

Cuban school kids Photo: Adam Jones / Creative Commons

Cuban education expert meets British teachers

Campaign News | Friday, 10 May 2024

After an inspiring meeting in Bolton Socialist Club addressed by a visitor from the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education, teacher ROBERT POOLE reflects on what we can learn from the education system in Cuba THE British education system often seems beset by gloom. Teachers are dispirited and alienated from the profession ... read more

“Please don’t grow tired. Cuba still needs you” interview with Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez about her time as Cuban Ambassador in Britain

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 May 2024

At the tail-end of a 50-year career in the Cuban diplomatic service, in early 2020 Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez found herself posted in London.Born in a small village near Havana called San José de las Lajas, Bárbara studied journalism and, after a few years working in a steel works, she joined ... read more

Solidarity at the CWU - conference fringe report

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 May 2024

CSC was pleased to welcome the new Cuban ambassador and General Secretary of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) to the Cuba fringe at the CWU national conference in Bournemouth in April. It was the first visit to a trade union conference since arriving in the UK earlier this year for Ambassador, ... read more