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Vestas dispute


Vestas workers occupy: 'A fight for jobs and the planet'

21 July 2009
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.

Profits come first for bosses

21 July 2009
Vestas proudly states that, "With a 20 percent market share, and 38,000 wind turbines installed, Vestas is the world’s leading supplier of wind power solutions."

Ford-Visteon workers back the fight for justice

21 July 2009
The occupation at Vestas is just the latest in the wave of unofficial and militant actions that workers have taken in response to attacks on their jobs, terms and conditions.

Workers’ action can save the planet

21 July 2009
Jonathan Neale of the Campaign Against Climate Change spoke to Socialist Worker about the importance of the fight at Vestas

Vestas workers speak out from the occupation

21 July 2009
Workers from the occupation have issued the following statement.

Vestas plant occupied

20 July 2009
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.

Vestas: fighting for jobs and the environment

14 July 2009
The campaign against the closure of the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight swung into action with mass leafleting and petitioning last Saturday.

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