CFMEU slams Rio asbestos challenge

A HIGH Court challenge by Rio Tinto which will limit the legal action available to sufferers of asbestos-related illnesses against former employers in the Northern Territory has been slammed by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.

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The CFMEU has slammed Rio Tinto's legal challenge to limit compensation available to victims of asbestos in the NT.

The challenge was launched on Friday after a compensation ruling was made against Rio in favour of 74-year-old Zorko Zabic, an employee of the Gove alumina refinery between 1974 and 1977 who cleaned