Spain -Asbestos-related occupational cancers go largely unreported -April 04, 2015

Reports that asbestos-related cancers are missing from official reporting systems. The absence of recording also means that workers suffering from asbestos-related occupation cancer do not receive due compensation.

A recent study in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health reports that asbestos-related cancers are missing from official reporting systems. The study shows that in the 33 year period until 2011, only 164 cases of asbestos-related cancer were recorded. The  researchers estimate that over 90% of actual cases are missing from the statistics. The absence of recording also means that workers suffering from asbestos-related occupation cancer do not receive due compensation.

English: http://www.ituc-csi.org/asbestos-cancers-in-spain-are-not?lang=en

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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