Canadian Trade Union Supports Asbestos Ban 

by Laurie Kazan-Allen



During 2003, three members of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) were diagnosed with the fatal asbestos cancer: mesothelioma. In response to these tragic developments, the Union set up a Health and Safety Department and hired Laura Lozanski as its first Health and Safety Officer. In September, Ms. Lozanski participated in the Ottawa conference: Canadian Asbestos: A Global Concern and indicated that her union would be studying the situation in more detail. On November 22, 2003, the CAUT unanimously passed a resolution calling on the “Canadian government to ban the export of asbestos, withdraw its financial and political support from the Asbestos Institute, and lobby for a worldwide ban on the use of asbestos.”


December 1, 2003



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