Help the Vestas Factory Occupation
HELP THE VESTAS FACTORY OCCUPATION
TELL THE GOVERNMENT WE NEED THOSE GREEN JOBS
Workers at the Vestas Wind Turbine factory on the Isle of Wight have occupied their factory. They are fighting for 600 jobs and the future of the planet. They need help now. Updates on Twitter.
Cameraphone photos from the site here.
You can help support them by:
TEXTING AND CALLING EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
There is a large picket of support starting outside the factory. This will be crucial in giving people confidence inside. We want hundreds of people by morning.
If you are not working, can you come now, by car, bus or train?
If you are on the South Coast and working, you could come for the night (go to work exhausted and proud!).
If you can’t come, can you call up friends and offer to pay the fare or petrol money for someone else to come down? Or part of the fare?
WE WANT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE NOW.
SAVE THE PLANET – GREEN JOBS NOW
The workers want Gordon Brown to step in as if it was a troubled bank and save the jobs and keep making wind turbine blades. They gave the bankers trillions. They have talked about creating 40,000 "Green Jobs" - the first step should be protecting these 600.
The workers will need solidarity - donations of money, food and other assistance. In the first instance please send messages of solidarity to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is much bigger than just Vestas and 600 jobs – this is about showing the government we are not going to let them get away with ‘green jobs’ rhetoric and no action.
But help is urgently needed right now or this opportunity could be lost. So please do what you can – to come or spread the word.