What the world needs now… WORKERS’ CLIMATE ACTION!!!

July 25, 2009

workers climate action

It looks as if the Vestas dispute might bring a much needed dose of class consciousness to the ongoing campaign against climate change. The recently formed Workers Climate Action (WCA) have played a major role in helping the Vestas workers organise their protest. All too often climate protests have unwittingly proved antagonistic to workers and working class communities, but it is only the working class who have the power to make real, long term differences with regard to climate change. As WCA themselves say…

It will be the workers, not the bosses who are hit the hardest by the effects of climate change. And it is the workers who will be expected to pay for the disastrous effects through lower wages, worse conditions, higher prices, and regressive taxation. Organised labour is also in the best position to prevent a climate disaster. We have the power to take control of our workplaces, to strike, and to halt production. We have the potential to control and limit carbon emissions through collective action, and the power to force the Government to implement the green technology that we desperately need. Without the collective action of organised labour, we will be unlikely to make the changes to our economy we need, before it is too late.

Despite attempts by the police to starve out those occupying the factory morale remains high. Speaking to The Guardian Terry one occupier, Ian Terry, said…

“The atmosphere is brilliant. I think it’s amazing what people have done. We know there are different groups with different opinions on certain things but they’re all singing from the same hymn sheet and support is just snowballing.”

Send messages of support to:


The Vestas Fighting Fund:

Cheques Payable to ‘Ryde and East Wight Trades Union’

Send Cheques to:

22 Church Lane
Isle of Wight
PO33 2NB

Bombard Ed Miliband with messages!  Tell the government to step in and keep the factory open.

Doncaster constituency office tel. 01302 875 462

If you live near Doncaster email us at verymerrymen[at]gmail.com if you’re interested in paying Ed’s office a surprise visit?

Westminster office tel. 020 7219 4778.

Email: ps.ed.miliband@decc.gsi.gov.uk




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