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15 July 2015

EURACTIV seminar on improved prevention of occupational cancers

On 1 July a seminar organised by the EURACTIV press agency was held in Brussels to examine the synergy between the European legislation on the market for chemicals (principally REACH) and the rules to protect workers against occupational cancer. At this gathering the ETUI presented the trade union standpoint which is extremely critical of the European Commission.

The seminar provided the opportunity for some very useful exchanges of opinion and showed, in particular, that the employer industry associations are more much open to improving the rules to prevent occupational cancer than is the European intersectoral employer organisation BusinessEurope.

Read more:

Euractiv: ‘Cynical’ EU blamed for 100,000 workplace-related cancers, 9 July 2015

Euractiv: video interview with Laurent Vogel

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