Monday, July 20, 2009

Vestas Workers Occupy!

From Martin (Workers' Liberty) on the Isle of Wight ...

Vestas workers have occupied the St Cross factory in Newport. This measure has been taken due to the consistent failure of Vestas Blades and the government to face up to their responsibilities in the necessary challenge of fighting climate change and maintaining jobs.

Due to management attempting to intimidate the workers who have been organising themselves in preparation for a fight, plans to move on the factory were accellerated and a team of workers have taken the plant at 7:45 this evening as a result.

Now more than ever Vestas workers need our support. The island does not have a history of workers taking control - this could be the first of many victories where workers take control of their industries and demand that the bosses put people before profit, the environment before opportunism.

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