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Vestas dispute


Vestas occupation: A beacon for all workers

04 August 2009
Vestas workers are continuing their inspirational struggle for jobs and justice.

Court grants Vestas an injunction against workers' occupation

04 August 2009
A court in Newport, the Isle of Wight has granted multinational wind turbine company Vestas an injunction against workers who are currently occupying one of its plants.

Step up support for Vestas occupiers

03 August 2009
Activists in the Isle of Wight are stepping up their campaign in support of the occupying Vestas workers, who will have been in occupation for two weeks tonight.

Solidarity protest and more food for Vestas occupiers

01 August 2009
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.

Chocolate, fish and chips, and solidarity for Vestas occupation

31 July 2009
Around 100 Vestas workers and their supporters gathered outside the occupied factory in the Isle of Wight tonight to hear the daily update from inside, what is happening with their redundancy payments and the most recent messages of support for their fight.

Another setback for Vestas management as occupation delays redundancies

31 July 2009
Workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory in Newport, Isle of Wight are to be paid for another two weeks – but will not have to do any work.

It's magic! Food gets into Vestas occupation

30 July 2009
At 2pm today activists got more food into the Vestas occupation in the Isle of Wight. The workers have been going hungry as management are not supplying enough food.

Protest to defend the Vestas occupation

30 July 2009
Vestas workers have called a protest in defence of their occupation for this Saturday 1 August. They are asking as many of their supporters as possible to get to the Isle of Wight to show their solidarity with the fight for jobs and the planet.

Vestas is humbled in court confrontation

29 July 2009
The Vestas occupation won a massive victory in court this morning as workers got a guarantee that their occupation can continue for at least another five days – and possibly longer.

Vestas forced to retreat at court hearing

29 July 2009
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.

South Korean occupiers send solidarity message to Vestas workers

28 July 2009
Occupation 67 days, chimney top protest 76 days! From Ssangyong Motor workers occupying the Pyeongtaek plant in solidarity with Vestas workers for victory.

The workers are fighting for our children and grandchildren

28 July 2009
‘Violet here is 16 months old. Luke left on Monday after she’d gone to bed. She woke up and he wasn’t there.

Nationalise Vestas to save jobs

28 July 2009
The government must nationalise the Vestas wind turbine company to save jobs and begin to stop climate change. Gordon Brown and energy secretary Ed Miliband have refused to save the jobs.

'Being in occupation makes you feel alive'

28 July 2009
‘The managers don’t want to make us comfortable. The food is getting better, but it’s still a bit crazy.

Vestas workers take on climate change minister in Oxford

28 July 2009
Vestas workers challenged Climate Change Minister Ed Miliband at a packed public meeting of 600 people at Oxford Town Hall on Monday evening.

Vestas occupiers sacked but still defiant

28 July 2009
Vestas bosses sacked the occupying workers in their plant in Newport, the Isle of Wight, this evening. The workers received letters informing them of their sacking without redundancy pay with their evening meal, which was one slice of pizza each.

Wave of solidarity for action

28 July 2009
Growing numbers of people are building solidarity with the Vestas occupation.

Vestas: The story of the struggle

28 July 2009
On Monday 20 July, 25 workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory in Newport, Isle of Wight, went into occupation. 

Defend the Vestas occupation on Wednesday at the court

27 July 2009
The occupation at the Vestas wind turbine factory in Newport, Isle of Wight is still solid as it nears the end of its first week.

Vestas bosses back down over hot meals

25 July 2009
Workers occupying the Vestas wind turbine factory in Newport on the Isle of Wight today managed to force bosses to give them the first hot meal they’d had since the occupation started last Monday.

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