Workers’ leaders from 13 countries representing the five continents, gathered at the Brussels International Trade Union Meeting, reiterated their solidarity with the heroic Cuban people and demanded an end to the criminal U.S. blockade against the island.
The statement was made following the recent announcements by U.S. President Donald Trump, who promised to tighten blockade policies against the island, dealing a serious blow to the rapprochement between the two nations.
The participants also denounced the illegal occupation of the territory of the Guantánamo Naval Base by U.S. governments since 1903, and demanded its immediate return to the island.
With the slogan “Stop the blockade policies against Cuba – Return the Guantánamo territory to the Cuban people,” the affiliates to the World Federation of Trade Unions agreed to undertake a dynamic international campaign with a view to mobilizing people across the world in this effort.
The union leaders noted that this campaign will feature among the immediate concrete objectives of those fighting for the democracy, equality and sovereignty of all nations.