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Vestas plant occupied

Issue No. 2160

A group of workers have occupied the Vestas plant on the Isle of Wight. Their brave stand is in defence of 600 jobs under threat and to keep production going at almost the only British producer of wind turbines.

The government says it plans to create a million “green jobs”. Meanwhile, in the real world, this wind turbine factory is being closed and Labour does nothing.

All 600 workers at the factory face redundancy. The factory is the largest employer on the island.

Rush messages of support to 07980 703115 and 07970 739921 and 07733 388888.

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Join the demonstration called by the Campaign Against Climate Change in support of Vestas workers, this Wednesday 22 July, 6pm, outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change, No. 3 Whitehall Place (off Whitehall), London SW1A 2HD (Charing Cross tube.).

Demonstrate Save Vestas, Save the Planet, support the occupation. Friday 24 July, 5.30pm, St Thomas Square, Newport Isle of Wight.

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