Vestas Factory Closure Forestalled

August 1, 2009

The Independent has reported the following…

The planned closure date of a wind turbine factory which is being occupied by workers as part of a campaign to save their jobs has been put back.

Vestas Wind Systems was due to close its plant in Newport on the Isle of Wight yesterday, with the loss of more than 600 jobs. A 90-day consultation with the workers was due to end, but employees received letters yesterday saying the timescale had been extended. The extension follows a delay in legal moves to end the occupation of the site, which will be heard by a county court on the island next week. The RMT union said the development was “another massive victory” for the campaign to save the factory. Its general secretary, Bob Crow, said: “[This] gives us a real opportunity to sit down with the Government and the company to work out a solution to save the factory and the jobs.”

This is great news. Let’s keep up the support and the pressure…

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] if you’re interested in paying Ed’s office a surprise visit?

Westminster office tel. 020 7219 4778.




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