More than 1,000 union leaders and social and solidarity activists are expected at May Day celebrations in Cuba to demonstrate their friendship.
Workers from almost 50 countries will accompany the Cuban people in plazas and streets during the nationwide parades and celebrations scheduled for May Day. A communiqué from the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC) published on Monday by Granma newspaper reads that this year’s celebrations will take place under the slogan ‘Unity, Productivity and Efficiency’.
The text adds that the occasion will be a good opportunity to show the people’s support of the accords and measures adopted during the recently concluded Sixth Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) and to demand the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. since 1998.
Guests to Workers’ Day celebrations include the 6th International May Day Brigade, comprised of 200 people from 27 countries, according to the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).
Their program includes a meeting with relatives of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998.