LOCAL ACTION 4TH AUG IN SUPPORT OF FACTORY OCCUPATION TO SAVE JOBS AND THE PLANET
Vestas Workers have occupied the St Cross wind turbine factory in Newport, Isle of Wight because of ‘…the consistent failure of Vestas and the Government to face up to their responsibilities in the necessary challenge of fighting climate change and maintaining jobs’ (Workers Statement).
Vestas planned to close the site at the end of July with the immediate loss of 600 jobs, and take the work to the US and China. The Vesta workers are asking that the government – who have pledged £100bn towards renewable energy – nationalise the factory to save it from shutting. The company are going to court to evict the workers on 4th August.
At a meeting held today with a Vestas worker, a collective of trade unionists, anarchists, greens, socialists, you name it…discussed the need for urgent action and decided to call the following Action/Demonstration focussing on the Environment Agency Head Office in Bristol. This is the agency that advises the Government on Climate Change.
Bring banners, people and windmills of all kinds and any creative ideas of how to get the message across! Please come for as long as you can – this campaign is inspiring people around the world and it is crucial that we succeed in order to set an example for other workers who are losing their jobs and to let Governments know they cannot carry on with their non-sensical policies. Save Vestas, Save jobs, Save the planet!
Tuesday 4th August, 8am to 2pm.
Address: Environment Agency, Rio House, Waterside Drive, Aztec West Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4UD
Buses to Aztec West
Bus 215 – Bristol (Redcliffe Street) to Aztec West – Via Bristol-Gloucester Road-Filton-Patchway
Bus 483 – Chipping Sodbury to Cribbs Causeway Via Yate-Frampton Cotterell-Winterbourne-Bradley Stoke .
Bus – X11 Bristol to Magor Via Filton-Aztec West-Aust-Chepstow-Caldicot
Bus – X11 Chepstow to Bristol Via Aust-Aztec West-Filton
Jer and Jo