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The Times covers the occupation at Vestas:

Workers staging a sit-in at Britain’s only significant wind turbine factory to try to prevent its closure have accused managers of attempting to starve them out by blocking food supplies.

Last night, about 30 workers occupied the administrative block at the Vestas factory in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

The Times revealed last week that the factory was closing down its production line within hours of the Government making a pledge to build 10,000 wind turbines — a fivefold increase on the present number — by 2020. More than 600 people are due to be made redundant on July 30 — 525 in Newport and 100 at a related facility in Southampton.”

Let’s hope that they win. If they nationalise Vesta Blades as it would provide a quick and cheap solution, keeping people gainfully employed producing socially worthwhile products.

Written by modernityblog

21/07/2009 at 20:10

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