HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban Communist Party decided on Saturday to replace Salvador Valdes Mesa as the head of Cuba’s only trade union. Valdes had held the post since 2006.
The reason for the dismissal, according to the official Granma daily, was the recent election of Valdes Mesa to hold one of the six vice presidency posts in the Council of State, “which is incompatible with heading the union organization”.
To replace Valdes Mesa on an interim basis until the next congress of the CTC, the Party chose Carmen Rosa Lopez, the deputy secretary of the union and also a member of the Council of State.
The paper said that Valdes Mesa will continue “attending” the CTC, but from his position in the government.
The CTC sees as its main aim supporting the policies approved by the Communist Party and government.