The Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK took the Cape Must Pay! campaign to Labour Party Conference in Liverpool on Sunday 8th October 2023.
Labour Party figures, including Stephen Timms MP and Imran Hussain MP, showed their support for the campaign at a fringe event on asbestos.
The Forum is asking Altrad, the owners of former asbestos manufacturer Cape, to donate £10 million to mesothelioma research.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive under-researched cancer caused by asbestos.
Documents obtained after a lengthy court battle provide that Cape hid the true dangers of its asbestos products in the 60s and 70s. Many have died as a result.
Because mesothelioma takes decades to develop, we are sad to say that many will die in the years to come.
Altrad has a moral obligation to put right some of the wrong that has been done.
To read more about the campaign, click here.