Cuba Union Leader Supports Gov.Reforms

HAVANA TIMES, May 1 – Salvador Valdés, general secretary of the Central Organization of Cuban Trade Unions (CTC), the only union organization in the island, asked for support for the reforms begun by the government of Raúl Castro, officially known as “updating of the economic model,” in his speech during the May Day parade in Revolution Square in this capital. According to Valdés, those changes will require “extraordinary efforts and sacrifices,” and he called for “sharing shortages and efforts to overcome them,” reported IPS.

See translation of Valdes’ speech.

On Monday HT will have more reports on May Day in Cuba and Venezuela.