Cape Must Pay protest goes to Paris

Plucky protesters are pictured outside the Stade de France after taking our ‘Cape Must Pay’ banner to Paris for the Rugby World Cup. We took the precaution of printing this version in French, for the benefit of the French media and passers-by. Just as when we went to Parliament Square in London, we could only…

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Meso Patient Susan Bateman Asking Cape to Pay

Sue Bateman speaking at the Cape Must Pay demo in Rotherham

One of our service users, Susan Bateman went to the Cape Must Pay demonstration in Rotherham in August. We thought that there was no footage of her impassioned speech. But someone did record the very end of it. You can see Susan speaking here. She says, ‘I’m sorry my whole speech wasn’t captured. By the…

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Supporters of ASCE demonstrate outside Altrad’s UK headquarters

Supporters of Asbestos Support Central England went to Rotherham on Wednesday to protest outside Altrad’s UK headquarters. Altrad is the owner of Cape, a firm which manufactured asbestos products and caused an epidemic of asbestos related diseases. Some of the people pictured are patients with the disease mesothelioma. Others have been bereaved by this incurable…

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The Guardian lambasts Altrad

An article in today’s GUARDIAN accuses Altrad (Altrad UK Ireland And Nordics) of trying to whitewash its reputation by sponsoring international rugby. This is the first major press coverage of our #CapeMustPay campaign. Read the article for yourself at https://theguardian.com/…/uk-asb”estos-firm-owners… We are only asking Altrad to donate the same sort of money to mesothelioma research…

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Politicians challenged to stop giving money to Altrad

The Forum of Asbestos Victims Support Groups has written to Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer asking them to make sure that Altrad no longer wins contracts for cleaning up the asbestos which their own subsidiary, Cape, provided in the first place. This come in the wake of a £30.8 million contract to help decommission and…

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The Forum takes our Cape campaign to Parliament

On Monday 10 July the National Forum of Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups took the Cape campaign to Parliament. Our manager, Neil Bishop, is pictured with our Cape Must Pay banner on Parliament Square in front of Big Ben. A number of members of Parliament came out to meet us and others signed the Early Day…

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Open Letter to Ran Oren, Joint CEO of Altrad

On 26 October the Forum of UK Asbestos Victims’ Support Groups sent the following open letter to Mr Ran Oren, the Joint CEO of Cape’s parent company Altrad. He is also the sole director of Cape Intermediate Holdings. It was addressed to his office at 125, Rue du Mas de Carbonnier, 34000 Montpellier in France.…

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