Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade 2024

21 April - 4 May 2024

A unique opportunity for activists to participate in practical solidarity work and discover the reality of life for Cubans living under the illegal US blockade of their country.

During the 13 day brigade participants will:

Brigades have run for a number of years and have involved delegates from Unite, UNISON, GMB, CWU, ASLEF, BFAWU, PCS, RMT, TSSA, NAPO, USDAW and the UCU. Over the past 15 years 400 young trade unionists have taken part in our May Day Brigade. Many have gone on to become increasingly active within their trade union and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

The May Day Brigade usually consists of members, activists and officers aged 18-35, but it is possible for anyone over 18 years old to participate if they wish.

The price will be from £2,044*, which includes flights, accommodation (dormitory style on the brigade camp, shared hotel room for excursions), three meals a day, internal transport in Cuba, visas, entrance costs at museums/historical sites, a full programme of activities, preparation pack and advance briefing, and brigade t-shirt.

For a glimpse of what to expect, check out a report from the 2023 brigade here.

To register your interest, or for more information, download, complete and return the application from here to

*This is the most recent price based on flight prices and places are available on a first come first served basis. Once these are sold out, places may be subject to airline flight supplements.

A video made by 2022 Unite delegate Nick West

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