AEU resolution on nanotechnology
The AEU Victorian Branch Council passed the following resolution on 13 May, 2011:
AEU branch council resolution on nanotechonology
The AEU Victorian Branch:
- Agrees that while nanotechnology has important potential there are safety, environmental and social challenges. There is growing evidence that nanomaterials present unique health and safety hazards that require nano-specific regulations and protections.
- Endorses the ACTU recommendations to protect Australian workers and communities.
- Recommends that workplaces use only nanoparticle-free sunscreen as highlighted in the Safe Sunshine Guide produced by Friends of the Earth.
- Provides the Safe Sunscreen Guide and recommendation to all workplaces.
— AEU branch council, May 13, 2011
The resolution was also adopted at the AEU Federal Executive on May 25 and 26, 2011. This is now a national policy.