The WFTU, committed to the struggle of the Cuban people against the murderous embargo imposed by the US, welcomes yesterday’s decision of the UN General Assembly, which adopted the Resolution condemning the blockade. In particular, the adoption of the resolution is both a diplomatic victory for Cuba, and demonstrates the urgent need for an immediate end to the blockade.
For more than 6 decades, the blockade has inflicted severe economic and social hardships on the Cuban people, hindering their access to essential resources, limiting economic development, and impeding their right to self-determination. The blockade not only violates the principles of international law, but also hinders the Cuban people’s right to dignified work and the right to choose the system of economic development for their country.
The WFTU reaffirms its commitment to supporting Cuba in its pursuit of economic and social justice and reiterates its support for the immediate lifting of the blockade. We call upon the class-oriented trade unions of the world to strengthen even more the struggle against the murderous imperialism of the US, and their support of the just demand of the Cuban people.
With Cuba, until victory!