20 Jul 2009

Save Vestas events this week

passing this on, hope all you supporting Vestas support Santiago Manuin as well, public meeting for Peru solidarity planned for 27th August, I will keep you all posted

There are three events happening this week as part of the campaign to save the Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight. One is in London, two are on the Isle of Wight. Come to one (or all!) of them to support the campaign to save jobs and the climate.

1) Demonstration to save Vestas Wind Turbine factory called by The Campaign Against Climate Change

Wednesday 22nd July , 6.00 pm

Outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change, No 3 Whitehall Place
(off Whitehall, Charing Cross tube)

Just when we need a huge expansion in renewable energy they are closing down
the only wind turbine factory in the UK. The government has spent billions
bailing out the banks, and £2.3 billion in loan guarantees to support the UK
car industry – they can and should step in to save the infrastructure we are
really going to need to save us from climate catastrophe.

Gordon Brown has promised to create 40,000 Green Jobs in the next 5 years.
The first step towards this would be saving the 600 jobs at Vestas that are
under threat.


Martin Empson

Treasurer, Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group
079 585 35231

2) PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION on the Isle of Wight

Come to St Thomas Square in Newport at 5:30pm on Friday 24th July where we will be making a very public display of how we feel about the Vestas closures!

3) MEETING Wednesday 22nd July, 6.30-8.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Quay Street, Newport

We are setting up a campaign for Vestas workers’ families and Isle of Wight residents to show their support for keeping jobs at Vestas. The families and communities campaign will be very important in keeping spirits up through this stressful time.
For more details call 07775 763750.

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