Former Vestas workers vow to fight on

Workers who occupied Vestas' Isle of Wight wind turbine blade manufacturing factory have vowed to keep up their campaign.

The occupation of the factory ended peacefully last week but the group have decalred tomorrow (12 August) a ‘national day of solidarity with Vestas workers’.

A spokeswoman said this was far from the end of the campaign and promised a picket of the site and other actions.

She said: “Vestas workers now intend to picket the plant to prevent Vestas from taking back complete control of it, and the machinery and the turbine blades that are still inside.

“The Vestas workers and their supporters are stepping up their campaign to put pressure on the Government to intervene to save these green jobs.

“This coming Wednesday has been declared a national day of solidarity with Vestas workers, with supporters around the country organising their own rallies and meetings, and, ideally, attempting to get workers to stop work for a time, on that day.”

Luke Walsh

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