Junior trade union officials attended three days of training on workplace safety and asbestos eradication in Laos.
Anti-asbestos action groups in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam have has success advocating for policy reform and support activities leading toward national bans on asbestos.
LFTU continues to organise workers in the private sector despite COVID-19 setbacks.
Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2021: in Australia alone, we still experience an estimated 4000 deaths per year from asbestos related disease.
In February 2021, an asbestos workshop in Laos caught the attention of the local media as the Health Minister voiced support for the full phasing out of asbestos imports in Laos.