From Guido Even Castro is Cutting Public Sector Jobs - Guy Fawkes' blog Even Castro is Cutting Public Sector Jobs Cuba announced yesterday that it will slash at least half-a-million state workers by early next year and reduce restrictions on free enterprise to help them find new jobs Cubas official work force is 5.1 million meaning nearly 10% of all employees could soon be out of a government job. Which makes Osbornes deficit reduction plans less radical than Castros plans. According to a statement from the Communist Party controlled Cuban Workers Federation the only legal union in Cuba this is in support of Socialism and will make the Cuban production model more efficient. There is nothing progressive about a budget deficit Cuban Workers Confederation Reiterates Support of Socialism UPDATE : Cubas healthcare system is being reorganised as well. There is no money left No doubt this will be widely discussed and supported by comrades at the TUC conference and widely reported on by the BBC.