Asbestos – A Hidden Killer

Despite being banned 22 years ago, asbestos continues to be one of the leading causes of work related death.

Recent TUC research has highlighted concerns about the extent of asbestos in many local authority buildings including, leisure centres, town halls and libraries. UNISON actively calls for asbestos removal in workplace and has recently submitted written evidence to Parliament’s Work and Pensions Select Committee. The Committee is now calling for all asbestos to removed from workplaces within 40 years.

Advice, information and support is available from the union ifyou are concerned about asbestos where you work.

Check out the UNISON Information Sheet here:
www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2014/08/TowebAsbestos-Q-and-A2.pdf