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  1. Policy for HIV/AIDS at the workplace

    The employer is concerned about HIV and AIDS situation and this policy in line with the main objectives of the health, safety and environment policy aims to ensure that employees have sufficient awareness of the causes, prevention and consequences of the disease in order to adequately protect themselves, their family members and others.

  2. Employment policies for the young people infected with HIV/AIDS

    The purpose of this article is to analyse the topic of the young people infected with HIV/AIDS (the social group most affected by this virus both in Romania, and worldwide), stressing on the forms of including these people on the labour market. The first part of the article is a brief introduction into the matter of HIV/AIDS and it provides several statistics and estimates on the infection with HIV/AIDS worldwide and in Romania. …

  3. Code of good practice on key aspects of HIV/AIDS and employment. Department of Labour, Employment Equity Act, Act No. 55 of 1998

    The Code’s primary objective is to set out guidelines for employers and trade unions to implement so as to ensure individuals with HIV infection are not unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. This includes provisions regarding: creating a non-discriminatory work environment; dealing with HIV testing, confidentiality and disclosure; providing equitable employee benefits; dealing with dismissals; and managing grievance procedures.

  4. Zimbabwe public service HIV and AIDS implementation strategy

    The aim of this implementation strategy is to ensure a supportive environment at all levels in the public service and guide the HIV and AIDS workplace response in the public service in Zimbabwe. The strategy provides a framework under which the public service can effectively plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate HIV and AIDS programmes in each line ministry. This strategy applies to all members of the public service, their families, applicants for work, laid off workers, suspended workers, those in training, volunteers including interns and apprentices.

  5. Zanzibar AIDS Commission human resource management policies

    This policy shall apply to all employees of the Commission and shall be read in conjunction with other policies, circulars and instructions issued by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar and, or from the Commission itself.

  6. Public sector workplace policy on HIV and AIDS

    The purpose of this policy is to provide a national framework to address HIV/AIDS in the public sector. It will also ensure the Government, in collaboration with other stakeholders, is able to sustain the provision of adequate quality services. This policy is aligned with pillar II of the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan III (KNASP III), which focuses on mainstreaming HIV/AIDS issues in sectoral programmes. The policy will assist public sector institutions in mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS in their core functions. …

  7. HIV and AIDS Related Employment Discrimination in China

    This report summarizes a broad body of existing research as well as reviews new research conducted by the ILO and Maries Stopes International. The findings point to a trend of increasing discrimination against workers that contradicts both national policies and international standards. …

  8. Sistematización sobre el impacto y el abordaje del VIH/SIDA en el ámbito laboral en Nicaragua

    Informe de la OIT sobre el impacto del VIH/sida en el ámbito laboral en Nicaragua. Se describe la situación general de la epidemia a nivel nacional, su impacto en la fuerza laboral y la economía. También se detalla el marco legal que protege a los trabajadores y la respuesta gubernamental al problema. En la última parte se describen las prioridades para acciones futuras.

  9. HIV/AIDS Workplace Policies and Programmes For the Public and the Private Sector

    Delegates at the Dar es Salaam conference agreed unanimously that poverty and diseases, specifically HIV/AIDS, were two sides of the same coin and that both have to be tackled simultaneously. They agreed that the role of the public sector was pivotal to both efforts but that the public sector itself was under severe attack from the epidemic. This report presents conclusions and recommendations of participants. National delegates promised to take the message back to their home countries and strongly urge their governments to embark on public sector workplace programmes.

  10. Guía metodológica para responder al VIH-SIDA en el lugar de trabajo

    Esta guía busca ofrecer las herramientas básicas para fomentar una respuesta sostenible al VIH-SIDA en los lugares de trabajo. Está orientada a todas las personas que laboran dentro de las empresas o instituciones; en particular el personal directivo, de recursos humanos, de seguridad y salud, de trabajo social y representantes sindicales. Se entregan orientaciones para elaborar una política institucional al respecto, además de especificar el marco legal y los derechos que se garantizan a las personas que viven con VIH.

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