Cuba to cut a million public jobs
Cuba has announced radical plans to lay off huge numbers of state employees, to help revive the country's struggling economy.
The Cuban labour federation said more than a million workers would lose their jobs - half of them by March next year.
Cuba's communist government currently controls almost all aspects of the country's economy and employs about 85% of the official workforce, which is put at 5.1 million people. As many as one-in-five of all workers could lose their jobs.
Andy Gallacher assesses the impact of the plans.
14 Sep 2010
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean