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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.
This recommandation is a response to the fact that HIV and AIDS have a serious impact on society and economies, on the world of work in both the formal and informal sectors, on workers, their families and dependants, on the employers' and workers' organizations and on public and private enterprises, and undermine the attainment of decent work and sustainable development. It presents general principles and national policies that members of ILO should adopt about prevention, stigma, discrimination, treatment, support and information.
Nigerian Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity published this workplace policy in collaboration with other stakeholders in the labour sector. They have jointly identified the need to develop it because workplace has been identified as one of the crucial steps in the efforts aimed at HIV prevention, protection of rights of workers infected/affected by the pandemic. A rights-based and participatory approach was used to develop this policy. …