The Guardian • asbestos

Global briefs Issue #2061


BRITAIN: The number of construction workers killed in site accidents rose sharply from 29 to 45 last year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has...

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Wittenoom Gorge Mine Issue #2031

The legacy of asbestos mining at Wittenoom

“If the sugar refining company won’t come to my rescue/Who’s going to save me?” So goes the song Blue Sky Mine by Australian band Midnight...

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Issue #2049


The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report into mesothelioma was released today. Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer in the mesothelium –...

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Wittenoom Gorge Mine Issue #2091

Workers’ lives at risk over asbestos secrecy

Unions have urged energy giant Esso to come clean on its plans to safely remove deadly asbestos from retired oil and gas platforms in the...

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Union flags. Issue #2071

Trade union and workers’ rights

Over the decades the rights of trade union delegates and trade union officials have been eroded, making it increasingly difficult for them to represent and...

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