World AIDS Day – TUC seminar
The TUC is, as usual, marking World AIDS Day on 1 December with a seminar, and this year it’s especially relevant to union organisers. This year the ILO adopted a recommendation on HIV/AIDS at the workplace. Stewart Brown, the FBU Executive member who represented the TUC in the negotiations, will be speaking at our seminar. In large parts of the developing world, AIDS is an organising issue, and it can be in LGBT communities in the UK too. The ILO Recommendation demonstrates just how important the issue is in workplaces: nine tenths of the 33 million people worldwide with HIV/AIDS are of working age (most of the 3 million others are children), and many more have caring responsibilities for a family member with HIV/AIDS. Unison’s Polly Jones will be speaking about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Unison’s partner unions in Southern Africa. There will be other speakers from international unions, NGOs and the world of politics, so please register and come along.