Save Vestas wind turbine plant

22/07/2009 6:00 pm

DECC, 3 Whitehall Place, SW1A 2HD

Just when we need a huge expansion in renewable energy they are closing down one of the two wind turbine factories 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.

Join us in a demonstration this Wednesday 22nd July outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change, No. 3 Whitehall Place (off Whitehall, Charing Cross tube). Map here.

Solidarity with the Occupation at Vestas – London Meeting

Save Jobs, Save the Planet

6pm, Friday 24th July

University of London Union, Malet St (nearest tubes, Goodge Street, Euston)

Speakers include: Vestas Worker, Chris Baugh, Ass. Gen Sec, PCS (pc), Campaign Against Climate Change.

Further details to be announced ASAP.

Campaign Meeting – Newport, Isle of Wight.

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.


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!

Come to the Isle of Wight to support the struggle!

Ring 07775763750 for more information.

Donations etc:

Rush messages of support to 07980 703115 and 07970 739921 and 07733 388888 Email solidarity messages to Visit the plant at Monks Brook, Newport, PO30 5WZ

Send a donation from yourself, your workplace, your trade union or campaign organisation. Cheques payable to Ryde and East Wight Trades Union Council, 22 Church Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2NB.

Flood Energy minister Ed Miliband with emails and phone calls. His email is 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 factories, guarantee all the jobs, and keep producing under workers’ management.

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