[2019] Motion 66 Grenfell Tower – Never Again

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Congress is appalled that two years after the Grenfell Tower fire, 300 residential and public buildings are still wrapped in the same ACM cladding and at least another 1,700 hospitals, care homes, schools and high rise residential buildings still have combustible cladding on them.

Congress is dismayed that the Grenfell Tower Inquiry announced it will delay its phase 1 report and will not begin phase 2 until later this year.

Congress notes the Metropolitan Police announcement that prosecutions of those responsible for the fire will be delayed until after the public inquiry.
Congress is appalled that the politicians and businesses responsible for a system, which enabled such a devastating fire, have not been held to account.
Congress applauds the work of the bereaved, survivors and residents from the
Grenfell community, who have campaigned resolutely for justice.

Congress supports the FBU’s campaign Grenfell: Never Again and endorses its
i. the removal of all combustible cladding and a ban on the use of all combustible materials in such circumstances
ii. a national review of the stay put policy, involving the FBU and representatives of tenants’ organisations from across the country
iii. the strengthening of tenants’ rights and support for a democratic and
independent tenant organisation
iv. new national accountability structures for the fire and rescue service and for the fire safety regime (to tackle the power of corporate interests)
v. an increase in the number of trained and specialist fire safety officers in fire and rescue services.

Fire Brigades Union