Thanks to your solidarity, our partner union in Laos is bolstering its ability to organise workers to fight against exploitation in Laos.
The following short films were made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Asia Ban Asbestos Network to draw attention to the dangers of chrysotile exposure, and to explain how exposure to asbestos fibre causes asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer and mesothelioma.
In Laos our partner union, the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU), is building the power of vulnerable private-sector workers to fight against exploitation.
Addressing the dangerous levels of asbestos consumption in Laos, Laotian parliamentarians met last week with scientists and experts to discuss the urgent need to ensure safe workplaces and communities that are free from asbestos.
The Australian Embassy and the Office of the Embassy of Canada in Laos cancer prevention message on billboard.