The Manufacturing Workers Union (MWU) spoke about the issue during the International Workers Day of Mourning.
The Manufacturing Workers Union (MWU) recently discussed Canada’s continued export of asbestos, as union members and family members of asbestos victims gathered for the International Workers Day of Mourning near the Canadian embassy in Sydney, as reported by the AAP.
Maree Stokes, whose husband died of mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer attributed to asbestos exposure, is quoted in the report as stating of the country’s export of the potentially hazardous material, “All they are interested in is making money in their country. They don’t care about the dramas that are going to happen in the other countries.”
As noted in the report, asbestos products have been banned in most developed countries. A reported 100,000 people die across the globe annually due to exposure to asbestos. Canada reportedly exports asbestos to countries such as India and Cambodia.