Viewing Campaign News from August 2019

UNIONS FOR CUBA CONFERENCE – Celebrating 60 years of the Cuban Revolution and building trade union solidarity in Britain

Campaign News | Friday, 9 August 2019

"Unite is looking forward to welcoming Cuban workers to the UK in November. The Unions for Cuba conference is a symbol of the bonds of solidarity that exist between British and Cuban trade unionists and our commitment to stand shoulder to should with them in their fight against the US ... read more

Hundreds gather for the final send-off at the NEU conference in Liverpool 

Play for Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Over 4,000 musical instruments have been shipped to Cuba in an amazing show of solidarity and friendship, writes CSC director Rob Miller Over 4,000 musical instruments, 3,000 pairs of ballet shoes from the Royal Ballet, and a valuable baby grand piano are among the donations that have arrived in Cuba ... read more

Supporting LGBT+ Rights and the LGBT+ community in Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Like many other Caribbean and Latin American countries, Cuba's LGBT+ community have faced discrimination and homophobia in the past. Hundreds of years of Spanish colonialism, the influence of the Catholic church, and a culture of machismo helped to entrench homophobic attitudes deep in society which LGBT+ people are still fighting against ... read more

Planning for the future - AGM report

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 July 2019

“We need to celebrate the achievements of the Cuban people, as well as campaigning to end the US blockade,” said Diana Holland, Chair of CSC and Unite the Union Assistant General Secretary, as she opened the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in June. Gawain Little, Chair of ... read more

Rob Miller, CSC Director, Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary, Diana Holland, Unite AGS and Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca

United for Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 8 July 2019

Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca received rapturous applause when he told a Unite fringe meeting “we have an abundance of dignity and solidarity. We will never give up our rights and we will never go down on our knees to the US.” Speaking at the CSC fringe meeting during the union’s Rules ... read more

UNISON North West delegate Tracy Delaney speaking in support of the Cuba motion

UNISON reaffirms solidarity with Cuba in 60th anniversary year

Campaign News | Monday, 8 July 2019

Unison delegates reaffirmed their support for Cuba at their annual national delegates’ conference in June. Praising the country’s achievements in health, education and internationalism, conference also voted to call on the government to ensure British companies did not succumb to US pressure to reinforce the blockade by withdrawing investment. Moving the motion, ... read more

Dr Vigil speaking in Birmingham

Fighting for the right to health

Campaign News | Monday, 1 July 2019

CSC was honoured to host Cuban medical brigade volunteer Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonsecafor a jam-packed two-week tour in June 2019. In the last decade Dr Vigil has worked in Africa (fighting Ebola), Ecuador, Haiti, Peru and Western Sahara during humanitarian disasters as a member of Cuba’s ‘Henry Reeve International Team of ... read more

UNISON salutes the Cuban people on the sixtieth anniversary of revolution

Campaign News | Wednesday, 19 June 2019

UNISON delegates saluted the Cuban people on the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution today, writes Marcus Barnett in the Morning Star. The trade union pledged solidarity against Donald Trump’s “cruel and illegal” blockade of Cuba at its annual conference and voted to campaign for an end to the US blockade ... read more

CSC congratulates Prensa Latina on 60th anniversary of its foundation

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 June 2019

The executive committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign has sent a 60th anniversary message to Prensa Latina to congratulate the Cuban and Latin American news organisation on its establishment by Che Guevara in 1959. You can read about the history and founding of the Latin American news service, and an interview ... read more

Massive show of solidarity at RMT Garden Party

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 June 2019

There was a massive show of solidarity at the annual RMT Garden Party for Cuba where almost 500 people from across the labour and trade union movement celebrated international solidarity with the island. Guest of honour and one of Cuba’s renowned international medical volunteers, Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca said “I have ... read more