Unite members who think they’ve been exposed to asbestos are being urged to join the union’s asbestos register. The call forms a part of the union’s new campaign to raise awareness about “the silent killer”. The register already contains the details of over 11,000 Unite members and has been developed to identify members who were employed by the same company, or on the same site, to support personal injury claims by those developing asbestos related diseases. As part of the campaign the union is issuing new guidance to safety reps on dealing with asbestos at work.
Unite news release and online campaign pack on asbestos for Unite members. Risks 687