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International Women’s Day 8th March 2021

As we come together as a Sisterhood we honour the women who’s lives, and loved ones were lost at GRENFELL. We will hold them forever in our Hearts. 💚

Women around the world often lead the battle cry for Justice so to ALL women who fight for Justice, and to make this world a better place we stand with you in Solidarity. 

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Interview with Prof Anna Stec, and bereaved family member Nabil Choucair discussing toxicity following GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER. PART 1

This is a film of a Community meeting held in 2018 with Professor Anna Stec. It is a discussion of the toxicity, and soil contamination in the area following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

*TRIGGER WARNING*

This footage contains sensitive data and information which some people may find upsetting. The film features Nabil Choucair- bereaved family member. Due to the content and nature of the film, Nabil has now given his authorisation and for it to be released at this time respectfully.

2021. 43 months. The fight for Justice continues. Forever in our hearts

43 MONTHS 

The fight for Justice continues 

Forever In Our Hearts. 

Season’s Greetings

We at Justice4Grenfell would like to take this time to extend our thanks and appreciation for all the continued support, encouragement and generosity of heart that everyone has shown the campaign throughout the year. It has been a challenging year for so many of us, what with the COVID pandemic, the death of George Floyd, and the continuation of injustice and inequality. 

J4G wishes Peace,  Safety and Justice for All. 

With Hope, Love and Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year. 

May 2021 be a better year for ALL. 


FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS 💚💚💚

3½ years on…

3½ years on…

1000’s of families lives living with lethal cladding Matter. 

Urgent change Matters. 

Justice Matters. 

72+ Lost Lives Matter 💚

FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS 💚💚💚.

FBU slams “stomach-churning” disregard for safety by cladding makers – LabourList

The Fire Brigades Union has criticised cladding manufacturers on the basis of Grenfell inquiry evidence for a “total disregard for safety in the pursuit of profit” that the trade union describes as “stomach-churning”.

The inquiry currently looking into the Grenfell Tower fire that caused 72 deaths in 2017 has been told that Celotex, the main supplier of insulation for the building, cheated in order to pass a fire safety test in 2014.

Former Celotex assistant product manager Jonathan Roper admitted on Monday that the company behaved in a “completely unethical way” by “over-engineering” a cladding test, amounting to “dishonest” work.

After the first phase of the inquiry concluded that the flammable cladding on the west London tower fuelled the fire, the second phase now underway is examining the circumstances that allowed the tragedy to take place.

It has been revealed via evidence to the inquiry that Celotex, after failing a first test, added a fire-resisting magnesium oxide board to a cladding test rig made up of 12mm fibre cement panels for a second test.

Any mention in marketing literature of the magnesium oxide was then removed by order of superiors in the company, according to former employee Roper, which he described as “misleading and intended to mislead”.

The inquiry today heard that Celotex exploited ignorance about fire safety classifications in local authority building control to wrongfully obtain a certificate, which allowed their product to be used on buildings over 18 metres.

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said: “Today, we’ve seen further evidence that Celotex deliberately misled buyers and regulators into thinking their highly flammable insulation was safe for high-rise buildings.

“The total disregard for safety in the pursuit of profit is stomach-churning – and it’s a symptom of the shamefully lax regulatory environment fostered by consecutive governments.

“Each day of phase two the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is more shocking than the last. But sadly the interest from many media outlets has waned, now that corporations are on the stand.”

Labour MP Zarah Sultana tweeted: “The Grenfell Fire Inquiry has been told that Celotex, who supplied insulation for the tower’s refurbishment, deliberately cheated to pass a fire-safety test in 2014. This is an absolutely huge scandal.”

Her colleague David Lammy, a shadow cabinet member who personally knew one of the Grenfell victims, Khadija Saye, said: “This is totally scandalous and should be on every newspaper’s front page.”

Wrack, head of the union that represents the overwhelming majority of firefighters in the UK and is a core participant in the Grenfell inquiry, concluded: “What happened at Grenfell was criminal – and those responsible should be properly held to account.”

The FBU highlighted in September that emails seen by the inquiry revealed “just how lax” the government allowed UK building regulations to become and said ministers “showed no interest in tackling the problem”.

https://labourlist.org/2020/11/fbu-slams-stomach-churning-disregard-for-safety-by-cladding-makers/