Workers from UCI residence halls committed to trade union tasks
Singing the National Anthem, the trade union assembly XXI Congress of the Workers’ Central Union of Cuba (CTC) of the members from the residence halls began on June 25th, in the School Cafeteria Complex 2. These meetings are being held during the second half of this month in the base trade union base areas at the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI).
With the presence of the engineers Roberto Infante Milanés, member of UCI Trade Union Bureau; Yusdel Meriño Almaguer, Director of the Residence Hall at the institution, as well as the directors and general secretaries of the three residence halls of the centre, together with their work groups, the document "Bases for the strengthening of the mission of the Cuban trade union movement" was debated in the assembly.
After letting the audience know that all the proposals will be analyzed in due course by the University's Trade Union Bureau and later at the Congress of the organization, a video summarizing the trade union work was presented, followed by the debate of the participants, which demonstrated commitment to the tasks that correspond to them as workers.
The participation in the debate was intended to seek possible solutions to the problems stated. The most recurring statements were focused on the need to feel more represented by their leaders, something which requires everyone’s participation, stimulation, awareness to save more, doing well what everyone is required to do , and seeing that the union does not turn simply into an organization for paying a fee and attending meetings.
Madelín López Chacón, psychopedagogue at Students’ Residence Hall 1, Roberto Enrique Rodríguez Delgado, general technician at Students’ Residence Hall 2, and Nadina Gutiérrez Rodríguez, general specialist at the Workers' Residence Hall, were elected as pre-candidates for the XXI Congress of the CTC.
The pre-candidates for members of the CTC National Council chosen are: Yusdel Meriño Almaguer, director of the Residence Halls; Luis Savino Jaime Salmón, deputy director of the Workers’ Residence Hall; and Niurvys González Lara, general specialist of Students’ Residence Hall 1.
According to content of the base document discussed, it is mostly important that the XXI Congress of the CTC, under the slogan “ Unity, commitment and victory”, is holding its final sessions within a context of commemorations that exalt our history, such as the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Confederation of Cuban Workers, which became the Workers’ Central Union of Cuba (CTC), the 166th anniversary of the birth of the National Hero José Martí and the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution.