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Friday, July 24, 2009

Save Jobs and the Planet - Support the Vestas Occupation

Earlier this month,John Molyneux wrote about Vestas:

Vestas is a wind turbine factory (the only one in the UK) on the Isle of Wight near where I live in Portsmouth. It is threatened with closure on the 31 July. with the loss of 600 jobs. This will have a devastating effect on the already weak economy of the Island and is a serious blow to the fight against climate change. Last night I went, with Jonathan Neale of the Campaign against Climate Change and other comrades, to a meeting with about ten of the Vestas workers on the Island. It is clear that these workers want to resist and that what they need above all is confidence and the feeling that they will be supported. If they fight it will be of great significance for the British workers movement and for the general struggle to save the planet.
In this context messages of support from everyone, but especially international messages, to savevestas@gmail.com are very important.

Earlier this week, the workers occupied - but now face court action. Solidarity is crucial as the occupation continues.

Email messages of support to savevestas@gmail.com
Send donations to Ryde and East Wight Trades Union Council, 22 Church Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NB

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