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December 1, 2019
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Canada’s unions mark World AIDS Day with call for equality of care

Canada’s unions will mark World AIDS Day on December 1, acknowledging that an HIV positive diagnosis is no longer an automatic death sentence. With effective treatment and care, many people living with HIV are leading long and healthy lives. In 1990, a 20-year-old diagnosed with HIV was not expected to live past the age of 40—today, that same person could…
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December 20, 2018
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Ending Discrimination

Promoting human rights and ending discrimination are key components of the work of Canada’s unions, here in Canada and around the world.
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November 30, 2018
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UN World AIDS Day: Global efforts to end HIV/AIDS get a boost in Nigeria

Ahead of this year’s UN World AIDS Day, Canada’s unions are pleased to join international efforts to better assess workplace programs aimed at promoting HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, and treatment in Nigeria. The Canadian Labour Congress is working with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Trade Union Congress-UK to support the National HIV Workplace Assessment in the sub-Saharan nation. Nigeria…
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December 1, 2017
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World AIDS Day: My health, my right

This year’s World AIDS Day campaign focuses on the right to good health, and exploring the challenges people around the world face in exercising that right. Over the past 15 years, progress against AIDS has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. The CLC established an HIV/AIDS Fund in 2002. Over the last three years, the fund…
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November 30, 2016
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Unions working to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Canada and abroad

World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In order to reach that goal, UNAIDS developed a series of targets called 90-90-90. That means by 2020, there is hope that: 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their status; 90 percent of those diagnosed with…
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November 30, 2015
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Canadian Labour Congress Brings Best Practices to Nigerian Fight Against HIV/AIDS

In 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress took on an unprecedented task: to take the resources and best practices developed to address HIV/AIDS in the workplace in Canada and bring them to Nigeria. After the CLC brought the idea to the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria, the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian government, the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) and other…
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November 28, 2014
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World AIDS Day statement

On this World AIDS Day 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) joins unions from around the world, in their call for governments to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Globally, 35 million people live with HIV, and 19 million of these do not know they are HIV-positive. Although HIV infections have dropped by 38% since 2001, there…
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July 10, 2014
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Nigerian Unions, Government and Employers Strike Deal Over HIV and AIDS

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and the African Regional organization of the International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC-Africa) take decisive steps by bringing key stakeholders together. Abuja, Nigeria — A series of meetings in Abuja between union, government and business representatives of Nigeria last week concluded an agreement to assess the country’s compliance with the…
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