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#GrenfellTower: Donate Protest Petition

Residents and housing workers have expressed their shock at the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, Silchester Estate, last night.

The Unite Housing Workers Branch sends solidarity to all affected and sends deepest sympathies to the bereaved. We also commend the hugely inspiring community spirit that was so much in evidence and provided both practical help and emotional support to those affected.

 

 

We salute the courage of the fire-fighters, local residents and ambulance crews who responded with self-sacrificing speed.  It is essential that the 400-600 people made homeless are rehoused locally in secure and affordable accommodation rapidly. The government must move fast, and no talk of lack of money can be accepted in this situation.

 

Our members are concerned at the implications of this fire and residents are this morning approaching housing workers with their health and safety fears. There is real anger that resident concerns have been ignored and that the terrible events were entirely avoidable. A full statement and demands are available here: http://www.housingworkers.org.uk/readnews.html?con_id=428

 

We'd really welcome any support that you are able to provide, including:

1. Donate
We have made an initial donation here, if your able to contribute, please do: http://www.housingworkers.org.uk/readnews.html?con_id=429 We must help those directly affected now - at least two hundred are members of Unite - and ensure that no stone is left unturned to prevent this happening again. 

 

2. Protest
Join us on a protest that local resident has called tomorrow. Assemble 6pm outside the Department for Communities and Local Government, 2 Marsham Street, SW1P 4DF (Westminster Tube)

 

3. Petition
Grenfell Tower, is part of the Silchester Estate. The branch has supported campaigns to challenge regeneration and a real voice for residents, which have continually and tragically ignored. The Silchester residents have a petition ongoing, please sign and support.  https://www.change.org/p/royal-borough-of-kensington-chelsea-let-the-residents-of-silchester-estate-decide-what-happens-to-their-homes

 

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