(1) Respective guidelines for measures on asbestos should be developed based on the characteristics of each industry.
For the parts based on the characteristics of individual industries, which are beyond the coverage of RENGO’s policies, affiliates themselves should develop their own asbestos-related guidelines, and use them for the guidance of their member unions.
(2) Identification of asbestos use in respective industries and compensation to victims through labor-management consultations
Through labor-management dialogues with industrial organizations, etc., the industry as a whole should gain an understanding of how asbestos is used in the industry, and this should be disclosed from the perspective of CSR. Labor-management negotiations should be carried out regarding corporate compensation (consolation payments)
(3) Negotiations on “additional compensation” under workers’ accident compensation
The demand for “additional compensation” for asbestos-related victims under workers’ accident compensation insurance should be integrated into the Spring Struggle for a Better Life. In doing so, the demand should be put forward that the amount of such compensation be disclosed. At the same time, it should be requested that its application be expanded to retirees irrespective of age, and that screening applications be accepted with medical certificates from hospitals that are not designated hospitals.
(4) Full publicity of asbestos-related risks and guidance for inspection
In addition to information on the risk of asbestos, company-based unions should be given guidance concerning asbestos measurements at work sites and on health check-ups.
(5) Grasping the activities of company-based unions
The activities undertaken by company-based unions and labor-management negotiations on the issue of asbestos should be grasped as a follow-up to company-based union activities.