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posted 17 Oct 2012, 04:17 by Gerry Kangalee

On Monday October 15th delegates from the Banking and Insurance and General Workers Union (BIGWU), the Transport and Industrial Workers Union (TIWU) and the National Workers Union (TIWU) met with Comrade Joaquin Lacke Portuondo, representative of the Cuban Government based in the Latin American and Caribbean Division.


Speaking on behalf of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, Comrade Lacke outlined a series of co-operative activities aimed at building solidarity between Cuba and progressive organisations, such as the trade union movement.


Specifically, he outlined plans to heighten the campaign to free the Cuban Five who continue to be unjustly imprisoned in the United States. Comrade Lacke also expressed his country’s appreciation for the support that Trinidad and Tobago has given and continues to give to the Cuban people.


Comrade Vincent Cabrera, President of BIGWU and host of the meeting, re-iterated Trinidad and Tobago's appreciation for the assistance that Cuba has given in fields such as education, health and in sport and culture. These views were affirmed by Comrade Cecil Paul (NWU) and Comrade. Elicia Douglas-Cruickshank (TIWU).