INDONESIA: ASBESTOS. NOT HERE. NOT ANYWHERE.

There’s been a significant achievement in the campaign against asbestos in Indonesia. Following a petition submitted to the Indonesian Supreme Court by various organisations, including LION, LPKSM, and the Yasa Nata Budi Foundation, the court ruled in favour of mandatory labelling of asbestos-containing materials.

This ruling requires all asbestos-containing products sold in Indonesia to display warning labels in Bahasa, the official language.

The victory is seen as a crucial step in protecting workers' health and raising public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Organisations involved plan to conduct a comprehensive public awareness campaign to educate communities about these risks.

The effort received support from Maurice Blackburn in Australia and Unions WA.

You can send LION your congratulations here

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