Labour inspectors have been implored to assist in the implementation of policies concerning employment and rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.
African labour experts’ representatives from various African countries are being embraced in the fight against HIV and AIDS through the provision of technical expertise.
This Monday (today), the African Regional Labour Administration Centre (ARLAC) opened a four day workshop to capacitate labour experts from various parts of the continent with expertise to deal with HIV and AIDS at the workplace.
ARLAC acting director, Mr Locary Hlabanu said labour inspectors should help in the implementation of policies concerning employment and rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.
ARLAC resource personnel, Mr Simphiwe Mabhele emphasized on the need to adopt anti discrimination legislation aimed at preventing such discrimination against HIV and AIDS positive employees.
90 percent of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide are people between the age of 15 and 49 which is the age that constitute majority of the working class and thus HIV and AIDS has a direct impact to economy.