Cuba Calls for Mass Mobilization on Labor Day

Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Workers Federation (CTC) and the National Trade Unions have called for a mass mobilization to celebrate May Day, under the motto ”Unity, Commitment and Victory,” Granma newspaper reports today.

According to the official report, the call to this national mobilization takes place at a very special moment in which the CTC is preparing its 21st Congress.

“Many are the reasons that help us to turn the day of the world proletariat into a great demonstration of support to our Revolution, Raul and the Party; in a tribute to its historical leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, in which we will ratify the determination to comply with the concept of Revolution he bequeathed to us,” the CTC call states.

The trade unions will be making transcendental commemorations, such as the birthday of our National Hero Jose Marti, the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the wars of independence, the 65th anniversary of the attack on Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Barracks and the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution, also joined.

In its statement published in Granma, the CTC states that ‘we will call workers this May Day to turn into ‘Productive Victories’ the complexities of the economic scenario facing the country today, materializing in practical achievements the efficiency, productivity, savings and quality from each factory of our industrial establishment, teaching activities, research or provision of services, very aware of the responsibility of the working class in the generation of wealth our people demand to satisfy their needs and only feasible way to raise the workers’ real income.

‘In those colorful parades, rallies and acts held in squares nationwide, the demand for the cessation of the criminal and genocidal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for 56 years now worsened will be multiplied; We will demand the return of the territory illegally occupied by the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, and we will denounce the arrogant and interfering attitude of the current United States government.

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