During the event, the secretary general of the union organization, Ulises Guilarte, insisted on the need for a higher contribution of the labor collectives, especially to achieve the shake-up required by the socialist state enterprise.
A dispatch from the Cuban News Agency stated that the union leader highlighted the CTC’s systematic follow-up of the actors operating in the economy, the payment and profit distribution systems and the multiplication of labor environments that have an impact on the fulfillment of productive goals.
Guilarte defined as challenges for Cuban unions to promote the debate of issues of interest in workers’ assemblies and transparent accountability on the part of employers, in order to achieve the response or solution to workers’ demands.
The CTC was founded on January 28, 1939 during a process of organization and integration of Cuban unions with the purpose of defending their rights and actively participating in the Constituent Assembly of 1940.
It went through several stages, one of them the usurpation of its leadership by forces close to the corruption and violence of the dictator Fulgencio Batista, until in 1959, with the triumph of the Revolution, it returned to defend the interests of the workers.