I received a notification yesterday from CNM Training Solutions which had this:
GMB CONDEMNS EAST MIDLANDS UKIP MEP FOR EU AMENDMENT THAT IGNORES THE DANGERS OF WHITE ASBESTOS
This amendment flies in the face of scientific evidence from the World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the International Agency of Human Carcinogens says GMB
GMB condemned the attempt by Roger Helmer, UKIP MEP for East Midland, to amend the proposed motion in an EU Committee on improving safety measures on exposure to deadly asbestos fibres in the EU by inserting clauses claiming that white asbestos (chrysotile) is not dangerous. See notes to editors for details of the committee and the text of his amendment.
Craig Stuart, GMB Regional Health & Safety Officer for the Midlands & East Coast region, said“This amendment from Mr Helmer flies in the face of scientific evidence from the World Health Organisation, United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation and the International Agency of Human Carcinogens. See Notes to editors.
Not content on moving parties when the prevailing wind suits him and being a climate change sceptic Mr Helmer is now denying scientific evidence that exposure to all forms of asbestos is dangerous and can be fatal to humans.
This is not in the interests of his constituents where family members exposed to white asbestos in the course of their work have suffered in agony and died from asbestos related diseases.
GMB will encourage members to contact Mr Helmer to make clear their own experience and views on this serious issue and ask him to drop this foolish and dangerous amendment”
Please lets get to work and tell these overpaid under representing of the people what it is like to have mesothelioma or any lung disorder caused by asbestos.
This isn't just my fight but yours also.