ASBESTOS. Not here. Not anywhere.
We know asbestos kills. In some countries asbestos is still mined, manufactured and used. Everyday thousands of people are still exposed to deadly asbestos.
While some people profit, other people die. The World Health Organisation says the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all types of asbestos.
As long as Asbestos is being used anywhere, it remains a risk, everywhere.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is building a movement of people in Australia to join with movements of people in countries in South East Asia in their efforts to see asbestos banned and eradicated.
1. Join APHEDA – contribute to the global organising efforts to eradicate asbestos.
2. Be one of the thousands we need to win – download your solidarity sign.
3.Share your solidarity sign using #NotHereNotAnywhere and/or email it to email@example.com
4. Use this Action Pack to talk to others and get them signed up too.
5. Download posters for your workplace.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA’s Executive Officer Kate Lee knows all too well why asbestos continues to be discovered on Australian building sites so many years after bans on the material were put in place. This month she updates us on how APHEDA is tackling this insidious...read more
Bono is the general secretary of SERBUK, an Indonesian trade union based in West Java. It was only after working in an asbestos roof sheeting factory for 17 years that Bono learned asbestos was in fact dangerous – “We never knew. The factory owners told us it was safe”.read more
In March, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA welcomed a friend, Wira Ginting, from our new partners in Indonesia LION and INABAN (the Indonesia Ban Asbestos Network). Wira visited us and unions to talk about the situation with asbestos in Indonesia, to plan to organise to stop its deadly use and to invite Australian unionists to get active in the campaign …read more
Meet LION: Our partner in Indonesia
LION’s vision is that all Indonesians can work without fear of injury or illness from their jobs because workplace health and safety hazards are understood and recognized by all. Visit LION