Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba


A Cuban labor movement with no choices

Gloria Machado León 3 enero, 2014

The Cuban labor movement will be solid and will gain in authority to the administration and its own members if instead of criticism and accusations presents and proposes alternatives , said in Matanzas Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento , president of the Organizing Committee of the XX Congress of the Confederation of Workers of Cuba , event to be held in Havana from 20 to 22 February.

«Our workers have the capacity and political maturity and identify problems , generate solutions that promote greater efficiency and thus meet the main needs of the country,» he said.

He stressed that to date it has gone through several processes: renewal and ratification of mandates in the union ranks , discussion and adoption of the Labour Code , a major step in terms of the Cuban model and their new working stage, and now it works in the development of the governing documents of the Twentieth Congress .

Among the topics discussed at the appointment underlined the working of payment systems and their impact on the salary aspect he called a collective demand , among whom , at the same time, there is understanding because we know that can not arise » magic solutions «for its conditioning to certain premises .

Also said that about 75 percent of the 440,000 workers in the state sector of the country members was found, which is shown the capacity and organization of the trade union movement. For them the XX Congress also open its doors , as required by the new Cuban economic model.

«I do not doubt that you fit develop a successful Congress where Cuban workers will bring the changes for the nation ,» he said .


Original text by Jenny Hernández Suárez on January the 3rd, 2014

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