Asbestos is the world’s biggest ever industrial killer. International Labour Organization figures suggest asbestos diseases could eventually claim the lives of as many as 10 million people worldwide. At least 100,000 die each year — one person every five minutes.
There is only one useful thing you can do with asbestos. Ban it now.
Unions are working towards a worldwide ban. This means switching from asbestos mining, processing and use, to alternative products. It means industrial regeneration to replace deadly jobs with safe and sustainable jobs.
But we still face the deadly legacy. This is why IndustriALL is backing its affiliated unions in campaigns for compensation and justice.
IndustriALL is demanding:
- A global asbestos ban
- Transition to safe and sustainable jobs
- Justice for asbestos victims