Item 1 - GMBATU 1984-1987

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GB 249 OEDA/F/3/3/1


GMBATU 1984-1987


  • 1984-1987 (Creation)

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2 folders

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From a lever arch file inscribed 'GMBATU | (=General, Municipal, Boilermakers & Allied Trades Union) Formerly GMWU (=General & Municipal Workers’ Union) | GMBATU | 22/7 Worple Road | London SW19 4DD | 081 947 3131”

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Correspondence with GMBATU Health & Safety officers (in particular David Gee), and papers. Includes:

  • questionnaire for survey of health hazards and chemical substances in the food industry 1986
  • typescript summarising GMBATU's take on R Doll & J Peto (1985) ‘Asbestos: effects on health of exposure to asbestos - the risk of asbestos in buildings’ (Doll/Peto Report)
  • typescript summarising GMBATU's view of the consultative document (1985) ‘Control of asbestos at work: draft regulations and draft approved code of practice’
  • typescript article ‘How self-regulation fails to protect workers – the asbestos story’ (1984)
  • GMBATU (1984) ‘Progress report on fibrous dust campaign 1980-1984’
  • drafts of HSE leaflet on asbestos brake linings, 1984
  • draft GMBATU guide (1984) ‘The extent and characteristics of asbestos diseases – a guide for doctors, solicitors, union officials & exposed workers’ (1984)
  • draft GMBATU 'TIE pamphlet', 1984; TIE being thermal insulation engineers, also known as laggers
  • typescript GMBATU (1984) 'Draft TUC leaflet on asbestos'
  • press coverage
  • a little case correspondence

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Restricted in compliance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 1998.

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  • English



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