Posted by: vickim57 | 27 July 2009

A youth campaign for jobs on the Isle of Wight

The Workers’ Liberty film show last night in Newport attracted 20-plus people, to watch a video called ‘With Babies and Banners’, a film about the 1936 sit-down strikes/occupations at General Motors in Flint, Michigan, whose victory curbed a vicious management, launched the unionisation of the US car industry, and inspired millions of American workers to fight the effects of the Depression – not bad going! Naturally, there are some lessons there for today’s occupiers and all of their supporters! The audience was mainly young people and some relatives of people in the occupation.

Three of the people there want to set up a campaign about unemployment on the Isle of Wight, particularly as it affects young people – we hope we can save Vestas, but already the jobs situation on the island is bad.

Email savevestas@googlemail.com if this is something you would be interested in helping to set up.

Cathy


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