Victory for English green energy workers


This video from Britain is called Bob Crow joins Vestas workers at their factory occupation (23.7.09).

From British daily The Independent:

Occupied factory’s closure delayed

Saturday, 1 August 2009

The planned closure date of a wind turbine factory which is being occupied by workers as part of a campaign to save their jobs has been put back.

Vestas Wind Systems was due to close its plant in Newport on the Isle of Wight yesterday, with the loss of more than 600 jobs. A 90-day consultation with the workers was due to end, but employees received letters yesterday saying the timescale had been extended. The extension follows a delay in legal moves to end the occupation of the site, which will be heard by a county court on the island next week.

The RMT union said the development was “another massive victory” for the campaign to save the factory. Its general secretary, Bob Crow, said: “[This] gives us a real opportunity to sit down with the Government and the company to work out a solution to save the factory and the jobs.”

Around 250 people gathered in St Thomas Square, Newport today to show solidarity with the Vestas occupation, in a protest that ended with occupiers getting big bags of food: here. And here.

Ireland: Thomas Cook occupation spreads to second shop: worker speaks: here.

1 thought on “Victory for English green energy workers

  1. 2 August, 2009 – 12:44
    The environment
    Start: 6 Aug 2009 – 6:30pm
    End: 6 Aug 2009 – 7:30pm

    Location:

    Outside the Department for Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place (Embankment Tube)

    Description:

    Show your support for the Vestas workers fighting for their jobs, and demand that the government nationalise this essential part of sustainable industry. Called by Campaign Against Climate Change.

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