Workers at Vestas, the UK’s only wind turbine manufacturer, occupied their factory in Newport, Isle of Wight on Monday evening against plans to close it. Dave is one of the occupying workers. He spoke to Socialist Worker on Tuesday.
More than 400 people rallied outside the occupied Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight tonight after a march from Newport town centre. The workers have now been in occupation for four days in the fight to save their jobs.
Vestas wind turbine workers and their supporters have taken to the streets of Newport, Isle of Wight, today to leaflet for another protest outside the factory tonight. Dozens of people gave out flyers for the protest, which starts at 6pm. Public support for the Vestas occupation is growing every day.
Around 100 campaigners lobbied the Department of Energy and Climate Change tonight – demanding that the government takes real action to save the planet. The occupation at the Vestas wind turbine plant in Newport added an extra buzz to the action.
Women protesters have defied the police blockade at the occupied Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight. The protesters managed to throw up food to the workers, who the police were attempting to starve out.