HIV/AIDS is a global problem, undermining economic progress and development.
It has a particularly devastating effect on working populations in many developing
countries, particularly in Africa. Trade unions – alongside employers,
governments and local communities – have a crucial role in fighting the
The TUC is tackling HIV/AIDS in the following ways. We:
- provide material support for training and education in the workplace on
protection against HIV/AIDS (find out more about the TUC programmes in
- fight to ensure that workers do not face stigma and discrimination because
of their HIV/AIDS status
- campaign to make HIV/AIDS treatments affordable and available to all
- take part in development and co-ordination of trade union policies on
HIV and AIDS.
The TUC, in collaboration with the ICFTU, Global Unions and NGOs campaigning
on HIV/AIDS, promotes the ILO
Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS
and the World of Work. This is a practical guide to developing workplace policies,
prevention and care programmes.