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South Africa: Cosatu Condemns SANDF's Discrimination Against People With HIV

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions is shocked that the SA National Defence Force has cancelled the contracts of two women recruits because they tested HIV-positive. They have challenged the decision and taken the SANDF to court. The judge's verdict is awaited.

 
 

SANDF's present policy excludes candidates with HIV or other chronic conditions from qualifying for the military's health classification, but this seems to be an effort to just deal with HIV positive applicants. The SANDF has admitted in court papers that the practise is discriminatory but claims it is justifiable.

 
 

We thought that SANDF had learnt a lesson from the last court case of 2008 when three Defence Force members successfully took them to court for failing to promote, externally deploy or recruit them because of their HIV-positive status.

 

 
 

The court then found that the SANDF policy unreasonably and unjustifiably infringed on the rights of aspirant and current HIV-positive members and ordered the SANDF to rectify its policy and reinstate one of the applicants.

 
 

The SANDF never tried to lodge an appeal and had no option than to comply, yet now they continue to justify discrimination against people living with HIV.

 
 

The question is how many more cases are there where recruits were not brave enough to come forward and challenge the institution.

 
 
 

The assumption that an HIV-positive worker is not able to do his or her work shows management's clear ignorance of the virus. They have a total lack of knowledge that the country has a very good anti-retroviral treatment (ART) programme, which has proved beyond reasonable doubt that when adhered to a person can be as productive as any other individual for more than twenty years.

 
 

SANDF management, through their advocate, continues to argue that it was expensive to take care of the HIV positive soldiers, as their treatment was expensive. Why is the institution not therefore collaborating with the national department of health to procure treatment for the HIV-positive soldiers at a reasonable cost?

 
 

We must again reiterate that it has been proven that it is actually more expensive not to take care of workers, irrespective of the illness.

 
 

COSATU notes that the judge has reserved judgement and hopes he will agree that this is a clear discrimination case. But we also want him to give judgement on the violation of the court order by this institution as an indication that no one is above the law. And further the judge must rule that management of the SANDF must go through training to understand HIV and AIDS, ART, and other related diseases.

 
 

COSATU is warning all the employers that discrimination is unconstitutional, and they cannot keep on justifying it.

 
 

Patrick Craven (National Spokesperson), Congress of South African Trade Unions

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