Trade unions have been instrumental in getting the government to ensure that any person who contracts mesothelioma as a result of their work gets full compensation and already tens of millions of pounds have been paid out as a result.
The Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group is an independent Trust operating under the auspices of the Northern TUC.
The Group is a partnership between the Northern TUC, trade unions in the region, West View Advice & Resource Centre Ltd and Macmillan Cancer Support.
It offers FREE, confidential information, advice and support to anyone with an asbestos related or industrial disease in the North East and North Cumbria.
For those suffering from: Mesothelioma; Asbestosis; Pleural Thickening; Lung Cancer or any other occupational cancer it can help with:
In the period 2015-16, a total of £3,108,684.24 in benefits was gained for the Group's clients.
Read more about the work of the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group in the Fourth Year Annual Report.
Visit the website of the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group