In areas surrounding asbestos factories, broken asbestos roof sheets are being dumped in open paddock where farming communities plant rice and grow home gardens.
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.