Cherbourg.  Asbestos in marine group workshop: CGT slams commission door

Cherbourg. Asbestos in marine group workshop: CGT slams commission door

Naval Group. (©Jean-Paul BARBIER/La Manche Press)

This Tuesday, September 20, 2022on Location of Cherbourg naval group (Channel) there was a meeting of the OSH committee where the issue was asbestos dust discoveries in the workshop.

One of the two ships serves in this PLC building logistics platform and D’support workshop About 150 subcontractors working at the Laubeuf shipyard.

Fiber cement roofs were replaced, but asbestos dust was still found on the walls. “Due to the current dustiness of the building, we expressed doubts about the reality of the cleaning,” he said ten days ago of the CGT union arsenal that applied its the right to withdraw from the contract.


OF new analyses were executed. “Some of the swabs came back positive, but on the other hand, there was no fiber in the atmosphere samples,” explains Naval Group management. In accordance with labor inspectioncleaning of the building has begun, at night or on weekendsnow the first day industrial activity.

“This one doesn’t raise dust. »

Naval Group

An unacceptable decision for the CGT, especially since the suction pumps used for cleaning always show the presence of asbestos in the dust. The union therefore walked out of the commission’s proceedings, condemning the “obstinacy of the maritime group not to exempt personnel from the risk of asbestos”.

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