I've just had an email from Unions Together about their campaign on Pleural Plaques.
Pleural Plaques are scarring of the lungs caused by heavy and prolonged exposure to asbestos.
Until a few years ago, sufferers of the disease were able to claim compensation. In October 2007, the Law Lords scrapped this – meaning that thousands of people with Pleural Plaques would not be entitled to any compensation at all. Insurers have profited to the tune of £1.4 billion from this decision.
The Government are currently making a decision on changing the law on compensation for sufferers of Pleural Plaques. Unions Together are urging people to email Lord Mandelson and Alastair Darling to support the campaign. You can do that here: