HIV and AIDS in the Workplace

From 2008 - 2010 the LRS is focussed on developing comprehensive and practical strategies for organised labour to play a role in the effective implementation, monitoring, evaluation and improvement of the South African Government's National HIV/Aids Strategic Plan (NSP 2007-2011)

In the project thus far we have been able to see the following results:

  • Participating unions have used the NSP to frame their HIV collective bargaining demands
  • Using the NSP as a framework participating unions are experimenting with strategies to address stigma and the gendered nature of the epidemic
  • Unions participating in the LRS HIV Forums have developed plans for improving their participation in the South African National Aids Council (SANAC)


The LRS HIV& AIDS Workshop Report: Making the National Strategic Plan  (July 2010)

The LRS HIV & AIDS Workshop Report: An Empirical Assessment of responses to HIV&AIDS in the Workplace (August 2008)

The HIV & AIDS Model Agreement: A resource to be used for building trade union capacity and awareness to negotiate on HIV and AIDS workplace policies and agreements



Nina Benjamin - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The work of the HIV/Aids programme has been supported by the Olof Palme International Center (OPIC):