FBU slams “glacial” government as only ONE building has cladding removed last month
The FBU has criticised the government’s “half-hearted’ approach to public safety after it emerged just one residential building had its cladding removed last month.
This is compared to the previous month, when ten buildings’ cladding was taken down.
FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said: “The glacial speed of progress removing the very same flammable cladding as was on Grenfell Tower is simply shameful. To see just one further building have its dangerous cladding removed over the last month sums up the government’s half-hearted approach to public safety.
“On Monday, survivors and residents made clear to MPs that just removing ACM cladding was not going far enough – there are countless other flammable materials used in the construction of residential buildings. But the government is failing by even this most basic measure. We need to remove all forms of flammable cladding and other fire safety failings before another tragedy takes place.”
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