As a wind turbine manufacturer I was confident as the recession took hold that green or renewable energy would be the area where many jobs could be created not lost. So I was along with many others horrified to find out that our jobs were moving to America. 600+ jobs from the Isle of Wight and Southampton were going to be added to the already poor state of island unemployment. This has and will continue to send shockwaves of uncertainty through countless families on the island. Many of which are being forced to relocate away from the island. I find this hard to stomach as the government are getting away with claiming they are investing heavily in these types of industry. Now I’m not sure about you but I think it’s about time they stopped bailing out greedy bankers and started doing what they claim to be doing already. The people of vestas matter and the people of the island matter but equally importantly the people of this planet matter. I for one will not be brushed under the carpet by a government who is claiming to help us. Please show your support for vestas workers as we try to take our concerns all the way to number 10.
Posted by: VM | 12 July 2009