ENGINEERED STONE PHASED OUT AT IKEA

IKEA Australia have followed Bunnings lead by announcing their intention to ‘phase out’ engineered stone products, following pressure from Union members.

The decision aligns with Safe Work Australia's report recommending a complete ban due to the risks of silicosis in workers who handle these products.

IKEA said it has been ‘monitoring the issue’ and strongly supports ‘a nationally aligned approach from governments’ and noting there are ‘many alternative materials are available.’

Following Bunnings announcement last week, the CFMMEU urged all retailers, including IKEA, to take similar action, warning of potential cease-work orders if governments don't implement a complete prohibition on the import, manufacture, and use of engineered stone, to ensure worker safety.

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