Cuba May Day Brigade

Members of the brigade visit a hospital where they hold a UNISON flag with a doctor

21 April – 3 May 2024


UNISON Eastern is sending two young members on the 2024 May Day Brigade to Cuba.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the gains of the Cuban revolution first hand, meeting ordinary Cubans in their workplaces, communities and trade unions. The two Eastern young members will take part in the UNISON delegation, joining delegates from other British unions.

Sorry, registration is now closed. We hope to send delegates again in 2025, so look out for information closer to the time.

What’s it about?

During the brigade participants will:

  • Attend the spectacular May Day Rally in Plaza de la Revolución, Havana,
  • Participate in the International Solidarity Conference in Cuba’s Parliament (Conventions Palace),
  • Meet the CTC (Cuban TUC) and solidarity activists from around the world,
  • Gain valuable insight into the achievements of the Cuban revolution and contemporary Cuban society,
  • Examine the challenges facing the island and witness firsthand the problems caused by the US blockade,
  • Meet and discuss current issues with Cuban workers with visits to hospitals, schools, workplaces and neighbourhoods,
  • Three day visit to another part of the country, with a continued full programme including volunteer work and visits to a local hospital,
  • Contribute to the agricultural and productive development of the country through voluntary work sessions,
  • Visit political and cultural sites.

You can read what last year’s delegates thought of it here.