We need more unions like this...NYC
"Our view is there's enough ETU labour in the place ... that we'll be able to starve the industry out."
He was speaking at the launch in Brisbane of an anti-uranium DVD, When the Dust Settles, alongside pediatrician and activist Dr Helen Caldicott.
The DVD, to be sent to ETU members in Queensland and the Northern Territory, is a warning about the health risks the union says come with working with uranium.
Mr Simpson said Australian workers had already faced decades of exposure, and uranium was the new asbestos of the workplace.
"Over the next 10 or 15 years we're going to see the downside of (uranium)," he said. "They've had 30 years to pretty much do what they like and we believe now's the time to put the line in the sand. "... we want to get all unions and all community groups on board and start taking the fight back up to the uranium industry."