With there being no dubiety about the major risk to health, safety and the environment legislation posed by Brexit and a Tory Government’s commitment to align all UK standards and appropriate laws with that of the USA in order to ensure a Trade Deal; the evidence of this already happening is undeniable.
The new research study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine confirms earlier findings that “N-nitrosamines exposures are associated with mortality from cancers of the bladder, lung, stomach, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, oesophagus, prostate, pancreas and liver.”
Unite commented such findings were “particularly timely as it comes just before International Workers’ Memorial Day as the theme for this year’s event is dangerous substances – get them out of the workplace ” the Union sates on its website.
Occupational Cancer and its prevention is this year’s theme of the events this 28th April.
The union says on its website:
“…Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, representing thousands of workers in the tyre and rubber industry the union is unable to properly address the new health concerns as there is no effective body to raise such issues.
It goes further in the action it is taking:
Unite’s national officer for the rubber industry Tony Devlin said:
That this comes from the Unite trade union, who’s General Secretary is in favour of Brexit following the EU Ref in 2016; is quite bizarre according to some opposing leaving the EU because this example represents the precise reason why Trade Unions need to oppose putting existing legislation at risk by supporting a future Labour Government AND remaining in the EU.
The study report entitled ‘Lifetime exposure to rubber dusts, fumes and N-nitrosamines and cancer mortality in a cohort of British rubber workers with 49 years follow-up.’ published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine, can be downloaded from the Unionsafety E-Library in the category ‘Cancer (Work Related)’