Posted by: vickim57 | 29 July 2009

Save Vestas – with the Vestas occupiers in court today (Wednesday). With you all the way

The Vestas bosses tried to demoralise you yesterday evening by sacking 11 of you. This was a calculated blow. They showed what calibre of people they are, all the years they bullied the workforce and kept out trade unions. They have shown what calibre of people they are now, by trying to force you out of the factory through hunger. Such people as they are cannot grind such people as you are down, no matter how hard they try. Because right and incredible courage are on your side.

You’ve told the BBC you were expecting the blow this evening, but also said: “It’s not going to deter us and we’re not going to leave. We’re not doing this for us now, we’re doing this for everybody else”.

Today in Newport County Court they will set out to demoralise you again, asking for their property back. Whose property? Who has been making their company profitable year after year? You, the workers. This company that took government grants to set up, and would take more grants to stay if the price were right. You don’t owe them a thing, they owe you. They owe all of us.

Your supporters at the court and all around the country, and in many other countries, will be right beside you in the court today, supporting your fight for people and our planet before profit. And, whichever way it goes, we will be with you all the way in your ongoing battle to save Vestas, save the planet.


Responses

  1. The rights of workers and the future of this planet,are the two issues closest to my heart.I am a working class green,and totally abhor what is happening to these workers,who should right now be producing the wind turbines,that we all need.
    I have spread the word about this,on the US based site
    http://www.care2.com and will continue to campaign on this .
    Back the Vestas employees..back a future for our planet.

  2. I am going to put a motion to my trade union branch at the next opportunity in August to support your completely justified struggle to occupy the Vestas factory. In addition I shall push for our branch to give practical support. Keep up your occupation it is a fight on behalf of all the working class.

  3. I am going to put a motion to my trade union branch at the next opportunity in August to support your completely justified struggle to occupy the Vestas factory. In addition I shall push for our branch to give practical support. Keep up your occupation it is a fight on behalf of all the working class.
    Sorry… forgot to say great post – can’t wait to read your next one!

  4. Is there anywhere -on this site or another- that we can download campaign literature from (leaflets, posters etc)? We could be doing with them for street meetings etc……

    • Very good point. Will work on it. If anyone has anything they thing would be useful in this regard, please email it to vickim57@hotmail.com. Thanks, Vicki


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