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Guidelines on addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace through employment and labour law [online]

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
iv, 55 p.
Publisher:
Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office
Year:
2004
ISBN-ISSN:
9221153045
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:
The ILO’s In-Focus Programme on Social Dialogue, Labour Law and Labour Administration (IFP/DIALOGUE) has produced a practical tool to assist policy-makers in choosing the right option in their fight against HIV/AIDS. Research has examined the labour force and demographic issues, the implications arising from the loss of household income and livelihood, the effects on agriculture and food security, productivity losses, and the implications for government macro-economic planning, including social protection schemes. Studies have also been published on the regulatory frameworks that can prevent further spread of infection and protect decent working conditions for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Provides technical guidance on how best to incorporate, taking into account the various national circumstances and legal traditions, the body of international principles that have arisen in the field of labour law, in particular citing innovative and successful examples of the substantive content of employment and labour laws. In addition, it provides some examples in the area of enforcement.
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