Subseries 6 - Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) Glasgow

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GB 249 OEDA/F/3/6

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Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) Glasgow

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  • 1944-2004 (Creation)

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5 folders
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(1921-2004)

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Todd was a member of the branch committee of the 7/162 Glasgow Insulation Workers branch of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU). In the 1960s, he began to compile information on disability and death from asbestos exposure among local insulation engineers. In 1971 he himself was diagnosed with asbestosis after working for nearly 20 years as a lagger. Todd frequently featured in news coverage of the period on how asbestos affected workers in the industry. During the 1970s he campaigned for better protection for workers, contacting union representatives, occupational health & safety experts, politicians, anti-asbestos activists and the media.

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  • English

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