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Australians know asbestos kills.
But in many countries, corporations place the health and safety of workers and communities in danger by mining, manufacturing, and using asbestos. Every day, thousands of people are still exposed to deadly asbestos. While some people profit, other people die.
But we are building a movement of people in Australia to join with unionists and campaigners across South East Asia to support their struggle to ban asbestos and eliminate asbestos-related diseases.
We want to secure an asbestos-free future because as long as asbestos is being used anywhere, it remains a risk everywhere.
Contribute to the global organising efforts to eradicate asbestosBecome a member!
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The Impact of Your Solidarity
When we asked lab technician Moniroth about her role in helping secure an asbestos-free future for Cambodia, she told us she’s proud to be able to warn people about the dangers of products that contain asbestos.
By joining the campaign, you can help people like Moniroth protect workers from the dangers of asbestos.
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Welcome Brother Wira!
The campaign to ban asbestos is built by unions and campaigners across South East Asia who are tackling asbestos in their workplaces and communities. They train workers in asbestos safety, educate the public on the dangers of asbestos, and pressure decision-makers to take action to ban asbestos.
The BWTUC is working to protect construction workers in Cambodia from the dangers of asbestos.
INA-BAN is a coalition of ban asbestos campaigners working for an asbestos-free future in Indonesia.
LION is a grass-roots movement of activists campaigning for safe workplaces and communities in Indonesia.
A-BAN is a network of ban asbestos activists campaigning for safe workplaces and communities across Asia.
The BWI is a global union federation representing 12 million trade unionists in construction, wood, and forestry sectors.
IBAS provides facilitates information sharing between groups working to achieve a global asbestos ban.
Asia Monitor Resource Centre
The AMRC supports a democratic and independent labour movement in Asia, promoting the respect of labour rights, gender equality, and workers’ participation.
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI)
ADRI supports laboratory research, clinical sciences, prevention, and public health to prevent asbestos-related diseases.
Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU)
The LFTU is the national union federation of Laos, representing 178,000 workers.
Vietnam Ban Asbestos Network
INA-BAN is a coalition of ban asbestos campaigners working for an asbestos-free future in Vietnam.