GBAN is honored to be a part of a global consortium of asbestos awareness advocates speaking in Casale Monferrato, Italy on April 28th. The two-day “A World without Asbestos” conference is organized by Associazione Famigliari e Vittime dell’Amianto(AFEVA) together with unions CGIL, CISL, UIL, and other associations and under the patronage of the City of Casale Monferrato. Representatives of international delegations from Spain, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, India, México, Brazil, and the USA will share their organizational insights.
The Casale Monferrato region is in the midst of an ongoing “Eternit” criminal trial (after the name of the first asbestos manufacturing company in Italy opened in 1906). Unfortunately, many workers and their loved ones were, and continue to be, affected by the deadly dust long past the plant’s closing in 1986. The brave families continue the fight, strengthening the global call for justice and an asbestos ban.
We are reminded how we are not alone when we say, “Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living”. Please join us and light a candle on April 28 to show your support for this important day and join an international community in remembering the dead and fighting for the living. To follow International Worker Memorial Day events – please click here.
The event will culminate with a manifest calling for a global ban and for an active policy for victims.
To learn more, visit: http://asbestosinthedock.ning.com/forum/topics/conference-of-struggle-a-world
In unity, GBAN