IndustriALL/BWI international conference on asbestos

The BWI and IndustriAll Global Union at the International Asbestos Conference in Vienna, attended by representatives from Trade Unions from 41 countries, the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Union of Foodworkers, IUF, the International Labour Organisation, the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), issued the following declaration on 7 May 2014.

The organisations represented at the Vienna Conference are committed to promote the global ban of all forms of asbestos from the construction industry and from all other industrial sectors; to promote the effective regulation by law of work with in-situ asbestos in demolition, conversion, renovation and maintenance works as well as recycling and disposal of waste; to work for the elimination of diseases caused by asbestos; to promote social justice for those affected by asbestos.