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Vestas forced to retreat at court hearing

by Tom Walker in Newport, Isle of Wight
Issue No. 2162

In dramatic scenes, the Vestas company’s attempt to get an injunction to remove the workers occupying its wind turbine factory in Newport, the Isle of Wight, has been adjourned until Tuesday 4 August.

Vestas’s solicitor admitted in court this morning that the company had not properly served notice against the 25 occupiers, who are fighting for their and 600 other jobs. They have been sitting-in at the plant since Monday of last week.

Hundreds of people had marched to the court to show their support for the workers’ fight.

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