Uruguayan Workers to Show Solidarity with Cuba on May Day

Montevideo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The PIT-CNT Workers’ Central Trade Union of Uruguay will demonstrate its historic solidarity with the Cuban government and people on May 1, announced today Daniel Urquiola, member of its executive secretariat.

As it is already traditional, two other members of the Secretariat will travel to Havana, which will go on behalf of public and private health workers, as well as a selection of members of various unions, who will develop a broad agenda of work on the island.

We are going to demonstrate the historical commitment of solidarity of the Single Workers Union of Uruguay with the Cuban revolutionary process, which will be reflected on May 1, and that we will take advantage of to strengthen ties, expressed Urquiola in an interview with Prensa Latina.

He recalled that on that historic date of May 1890 the unity of the workers was consolidated to face, above all, the oppressive capitalist system.

The workers, who will lead the delegation, pointed out that from this point of view and the moment in which the world and continental humanity live, totally defining, the workers ‘we must find ourselves united in this counter-offensive of imperialism’, which has had particular strength in Latin America.

In that sense, he stressed that the workers’ response must be resounding, ‘under the unity of action of our peoples’, to be able to confront this counter-offensive that wants to snatch the gains achieved by progressive governments in recent years.

Therefore, ‘the main task of the current stage is transcendental,’ he remarked.

Questioned about the imprisonment of the former Brazilian labor leader and political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Urquiola said that from the first moment the Uruguayan working class expressed his solidarity, together with the popular side.

The Uruguayan labor leader said that the fight will continue because they are convinced ‘that sooner than later the president will be Lula da Silva.’

He assured that the demand for the release of the leader of the Brazilian Workers’ Party will be one of the main themes on May Day , to be commemorated on Tuesday in Montevideo.

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