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Notice from the GWU to former shipyard workers

On behalf of former Shipyard Workers, who have fallen ill or died as a result of asbestos. The GWU Metal and Construction Division is accepting applications for compensation in order to negotiate this compensation out of court with the authorities concerned.

To file the claim, the affected workers must submit these documents:

  • Employment History (nearest branch of Jobsplus)
  • Asbestos disease certificate (from public hospital).
  • Sign a document authorizing the union to disclose the documents to third parties / authorities. If the person is deceased, the same documents must be brought by the next of kin and a complete death certificate must also be brought (not extracted).

Those who have already turned in these documents do not need to do so again.

You may pick up the documents in person or mail them to the following address:

The Secretary

Metal and Construction Section

General Workers’ Union

Workers’ Memorial Building

South Street,


The last date for submitting these applications along with the relevant documents is 31 May 2021.

For more information call 25 679 267 and ask for the Section Secretary.