The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) have recently organized the first ever writing contest entitled “Positive Workers Write!”. The contest, “Positive Workers Write!” was open to all workers and employers in Latin America. The main criteria was that the authors had to either be a worker/employer living with HIV or a worker/employer who has reached out to her/his HIV+ colleagues and made their workplace a better place as a result.
The result was a collection of very beautiful, moving and powerful stories. Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has read loud exceprts from some of the submissions to commemorate the World AIDS Day on 01.12.2010.