Friday 24 July 2009

Save Vestas - solidarity needed

The occupation and campaign to save the Vestas wind turbine factory in the Isle of Wight continues. It is vital that the courage of the workers occupying the factory is quickly matched by solidarity from across the trade union and environmental movements.

Given the ease with which the government could use billions of our cash to bail out the city (the very same people who are now baying for public spending cuts to pay for our help), there can be no excuse for government inaction in this case. It's not good enough to privatise the profits and nationalise the debts. We must demand intervention for jobs and the planet, that should be a higher priority than rescuing the financial markets from a self-inflicted disaster.

I was pleased to be able to join the solidarity demonstration outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on Tuesday. More protests and activity is planned all round the country. Make sure you've sent in a message of support, taken a collection etc.

The campaign now has an excellent web site:
It is being updated frequently with reports, plans and ways you can help.

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