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Canada reverses course on asbestos

21 September, 2012In an important development, Canada's Industry Minister, Christian Paradis, announced 14 September that Canada would drop its efforts to prevent the listing of chrysotile asbestos as a dangerous substance under the Rotterdam Convention. This may be a turning point in international efforts to ban asbestos.

French court orders Saint-Gobain to pay compensation to Oise workers

12 June, 2019The labour court of Compiegne, France issued a verdict on 3 June ordering Saint-Gobain to compensate 130 employees of its specialized glass manufacturing and processing factory in Thourotte in the department of Oise.

Asbestos is a killer

14 July, 2014Unions make work safer!

IndustriALL demonstrates against asbestos on 28 April

28 April, 2017On 28 April, the International Day to Commemorate Dead and Injured Workers, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate trade unions from all corners of the globe demonstrated in Geneva, Switzerland, demanding an end to the asbestos trade.

Ban Asbestos: Indian unions engage in dialogue with Australian Senator

25 July, 2012Indian trade unionists and Australian Labor Party Senator, Ms. Lisa Singh, shared various aspects of the Ban Asbestos campaign in India and Australia in a meeting on 18 July at New Delhi. They resolved to work closely to intensify the campaign to ban asbestos.

International Asbestos Conference

5 March, 2014The BWI, in partnership with IndustriALL Global Union, the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers, the Austrian trade Union GBH, and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat is pleased to announce an international conference on asbestos to take place in Vienna on the 6th and 7th of May 2014.

IndustriALL campaign against asbestos targets Rotterdam Convention

11 April, 2017IndustriALL Global Union continued its campaign to end the deadly asbestos trade in a meeting with a top official from the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 April. 

Indian trade unions urge Odisha Government to ban asbestos

23 August, 2012Taking forward the Ban Asbestos campaign in India, on 11 August 2012, representatives of Indian central trade unions, IndustriALL Global Union and Building Workers’ International submitted a memorandum to the state labour and health ministers urging the Government of Odisha to ban asbestos.

Global union action against asbestos

13 May, 2015IndustriALL Global Union and its trade union affiliates from as far as Australia have been campaigning in Geneva, Switzerland this week in the fight to ban asbestos worldwide. 

IndustriALL and BWI issue renewed warning on dangers of asbestos

12 May, 2014As asbestos continues to be popular in the developing world, IndustriALL Global Union jointly with the sister organization Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) have released a new publication exposing the dangers of this deadly material and a set of guidelines for people who fear they might be exposed to it.