8 Aug 2009

Vestas rally and march today

The rally and march were magic on the isle of wight today, about 300 people turned out to inspiring words from the occupiers, we then marched on the factory and surrounded it with shouts of 'The workers united well never be defeated', 'whose factory? our factory, whose planet? our planet'?

The security guards tried to stop us but there were only about three of them....and lots of us

Very inspiring and everyone from the unions, the Vestas people have joined the RMT to the left groups and the climate camp, seem to be working hard to support the struggle in a real committed, strong and open way...

Lots of support from local people on the Island, beeping their horns in support as we marched down the duel carriageway.

La lucha continue...still lots of actions planned on the island and the climate camp are still camped by the factory in Newport and a couple of them on the root at the other factory in Cowes.

Nice to be part of a Green Party contingent today...the Green Left 'Slogan Workers for the World Unite' went down well.

Everyone in the environmental movement should be supporting the Vestas workers.

Day of Action coming up on Wednesday...

Interview with roof protesters here on wikileaks.

'The five — four of whom are members of the Climate Camp which has set up in the Isle of Wight — scaled the Cowes plant, which is located about five miles (8 kilometres) north of Vestas's main Isle of Wight plant in Newport, on August 4 and have been camping on the rooftop ever since.'

Some suggestions for solidarity....

Send messages of support from yourself or your organisation to savevestas@googlemail.com.

Send a donation from your trade-union or other organisation, or make a personal donation: cheques payable to Ryde and East Wight Trades Union Council, 22 Church Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NB

Organise a visible demonstration of solidarity. Take a photo with a placard that reads “Save Vestas” and email the photo to savevestas@gmail.com


Petition energy minister Ed Miliband. His e-address is ps.ed.miliband@decc.gsi.gov.uk. His phone number in his Doncaster constituency is 01302 875 462, and at Westminster, 020 7219 4778. Flood him with calls for the Government to take over the Vestas factory and keep it producing, under new management.

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