26 November 2016
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT is saddened to hear of the death of our comrade and inspiration Fidel Castro. It should never be forgotten that Fidel and his comrades swept away Batista and his corrupt, mafia-controlled regime and replaced it with a socialist model which put health and education at the forefront even in the toughest days of the US blockade.
"The resilience and determination of the Cuban people under the leadership of Fidel Castro and his comrades has been an inspiration to socialists and trade unionists around the globe for six decades
"But now we get on with the job of organising for the future just as Fidel Castro would have wanted us to do and RMT reaffirms it's support for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the work that lies ahead. "