Grenfell: Don't let cladding company get away from justice!

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We will never forget the night of the 14 June 2017 - when our home, Grenfell Tower, caught fire. 72 people died. Those of us that survived, lost loved ones, or saw the building burn that night are determined those responsible for ignoring our safety and wrapping our home in combustible cladding face consequences.

That is why we are outraged that witnesses who worked at Arconic, the company that made the cladding, are trying to get out of appearing before the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Arconic is using an old french law as an excuse for its staff (current & former) who live in France and Germany not to give evidence. They say this french law means that if their employees share information about the company they could face prosecution in France.

But if the French Government publicly states that witnesses that attend and give evidence at the Grenfell Inquiry will not face prosecution in France for doing so, Arconic staff will have no excuse not to attend. 

This law was never meant to be used in this way, only 1 person has ever been prosecuted under this law and it is not in the French Government’s interest to prosecute anyone simply for taking part in this public inquiry. It is just an excuse they are using to avoid appearing.

That’s why we are urging Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to speak to the French Government and urge them to make a statement. 

72 people died in the capital of the UK. As Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab must do everything in his power, using all diplomatic channels to get Arconic witnesses to come to the Inquiry. 

These materials were not just used on Grenfell, thousand of buildings are wrapped in combustible cladding in the UK and around the world. It is in the interests of everyone that the truth comes out about the company that made the cladding. 

We’ve started this petition on behalf of Grenfell United - we are survivors and bereaved families of the fire and we are determined to see justice and change for the 72 lives that were lost. They are forever in our hearts. 

Please sign and share. We must keep fighting for truth, justice and change.