Friday, September 29, 2023

Trade unions in the UK condemn US harassment of Cuba

The National Trade Union Confederation of the United Kingdom (TUC) reiterated its condemnation of attempts by the United States to intimidate the people and government of Cuba, British media outlet The Morning Star reported today.

During a meeting this Monday, held in parallel with the TUC Congress, delegates praised Havana’s leadership in the education and health sectors, as well as the island’s sponsored programs to train thousands of doctors in Asia and Africa.

However, “Washington does not want us to know about this solidarity work,” said the newly appointed president of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Kevin Courtney, during the meeting between representatives of trade union organizations.

He also criticized Havana’s inclusion on the one-sided list of suspected state sponsors of terrorism that the Pentagon created after inviting members of Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) to peace talks.

For his part, the Secretary of the General Confederation of Trade Unions, Gawain Little, praised the Cuban education system, recalling that during a solidarity trip to the Caribbean state he confirmed the excellence of the curriculum despite the impact of the inhumane economic blockade, both commercial and financial.

In his opinion, the “inspiring example of Cuba represents a threat to the United States and Great Britain,” not as military or political intimidation, he clarified, but “there is a danger that people will begin to think differently.”

At this meeting, the Cuban Ambassador in London, Bárbara Montalvo, thanked those present for their solidarity and assured that “we will not stop working to realize our dream of a more just and equal society.”

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