The full horror of the fire at the Grenfell Tower is yet to unfold but we do know that there has been fatalities, serious injuries and hundreds of people are left destitute and in despair.
Once again our emergency services have been called upon to display the selflessness and heroism we are sadly becoming all too accustomed to. Unite will be sending its solidarity to our colleague unions to express our very deep thanks for all that they do to in the name of public service.
But we also need your help. We need you to donate to the fund to support the residents of Grenfell Tower.
Unite has members who live in Grenfell Tower. We are doing our utmost to locate them, and to offer every support to them and their neighbours. Our community members are already mobilising collections for essentials such as clothing, food and toiletries.
Clearly there are very many questions to be asked about the cause of last night’s blaze, and when the time is appropriate this union will be redoubling its efforts to put decent, safe social housing back on the political agenda. There are thousands of such towers around the UK. We must ensure that they pose no risk to human life.
But for today we need to rally around our fellow members and this devastated community.
Can your branch make a donation to help those affected by this horror through these very dark times?
If so, please donate to
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With very many thanks,
Len McCluskey, General Secretary, Unite the union