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UCATT calls for eradication of all asbestos in Britain

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UCATT is once again calling for an end to asbestos in the UK. Too many have died and continue to die.

UCATT events in Wales & South West England for Workers' Memorial Day

Construction union UCATT are supporting events in Wales and the South West to mark this year’s International Workers Memorial Day on Tuesday 28th April.

Nick Blundell UCATT Regional Secretary for Wales and the South West will be speaking at an event at Transport House in Cardiff.

Tuesday 28th April

Transport House

Hard Hat Winter 2014

The latest issue of Hard Hat, UCATT's health and safety bulletin, ha snow been published.

The winter issue contains important news about major changes to the CSCS card scheme, information on how safety reps can now directly contact the HSE, how the courts have blocked Government plans to increase the legal costs of asbestos victims and much more.

New asbestos campaign welcome but four years late

Construction union UCATT have welcomed a new asbestos awareness campaign launched today (October 9th) but warned that workers have been denied effective advice for over four years due to Government penny pinching.

Sign petition to mark Action Mesothelioma Day

UCATT is urging its members to sign an online Government petition to provide funding for mesothelioma research, to coincide with Action Mesothelioma Day (Friday July 4th).

Construction workers are the group most at risk of being exposed to asbestos and developing mesothelioma the incurable cancer of the lining of the lungs.

UCATT welcomes Labour's asbestos announcement

Construction union UCATT have welcomed the announcement made today (May 13th) by Rachel Reeves the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary that the next Labour Government will act to provide fresh assistance to victims of asbestos.

TUC to focus on occupational diseases

The TUC Congress has overwhelmingly supported a UCATT motion calling for much more stringent measures to reduce deaths and illness caused by workplace diseases.

Government must takes asbestos diseases seriously

Construction union UCATT are calling on the Government to stop ignoring the dangers caused by asbestos. The union made the call to coincide with today’s Action for Mesothelioma Day (July 5th).

Roughly 2,500 people a year die from mesothelioma the incurable cancer of the lining of the lung. Death rates from the disease are expected to continue to rise in the future.

Government in pocket of insurance industry

Construction union UCATT have described the Government as being in the pockets of the insurance industry after plans to introduce compensation for asbestos victims were greatly watered down.

Caerphilly council must retract asbestos misinformation

Construction union UCATT are demanding that Caerphilly Council retract and apologise for providing misleading advice about the dangers of exposure to asbestos.

Following the closure of Cwmcarn High School due to discovering high levels of brown asbestos, the council has issued highly misleading information about asbestos safety. This advice has been repeated in the media.

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