300 Sign Asbestos Petition
It is Jersey’s first official e-petition to the government.
The first petition on there has been set up in the wake of the death from mesothelioma of islander Brian Coutanche.
Unlike in the UK and France, Jersey’s government offers no compensation to people exposed to asbestos at work who go on to contract the deadly cancer.
The Jersey Asbestos Awareness group – set up by Mr Coutanche’s daughter – is fighting for better support.
If the petition draws 5,000 signatures it could lead to States debate.