Posted by: vickim57 | 11 August 2009

Support meetings and protests this week, as at Wednesday 12th August

Here is the list of meetings and protests we know about for this week, with the centrepiece being Wednesday 12 August, national day of solidarity with Vestas workers. Let us know about any more and we can produce an updated list at least once a day. These events are also marked on the Save Vestas protests map, accessed via the Get Involved page (used to be ‘Travel board’). Thanks, Save Vestas

To add an event please enter details – where, when (day/time), what (rally, meeting, etc.) and contact details if possible – in the comments, or email to savevestas@googlemail.com.

Wed 12 August – NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH VESTAS WORKERS

• BANGOR petitioning from 11am onwards by the clock tower; 6.30pm, public meeting in the Harp Inn, High Street, Bangor; tel: Iain, 07809 839793
• BIRMINGHAM 12.30pm rally outside the Government offices for the West Midlands (off Colmore Row, round corner from Halifax), St Philips Place, St Philips Cathedral park, Birmingham B3. Called by Birmingham CACC and supported by Birmingham TUC, tel: 07846 490 408
• BRIGHTON 12-2pm, leafleting/collecting in Churchill Square; 6pm, street meeting in Churchill Square, email: brightonvestassupporters@googlemail.com, tel: 07845 183407
• CARDIFF 7.30pm, public meeting with Vestas worker; Marianne Owens, Vice-Chair PCS Wales; Wayne Thomas, President of NUM Wales (tbc); Climate Camp Cymru speaker (tbc); and Adam Johannes, Cardiff Campaign against Climate Change, Riverside Community Centre, Brunel St (off Ninian Park Road)
• CENTRAL LONDON 12.30pm, meeting organised by PCS and RMT, The Dining Room, Civil Service Club, 13-15 Great Scotland Yard
• CENTRAL LONDON 6.30pm, rally, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), 3 Whitehall Place, organised by Campaign Against Climate Change
• COWDENBEATH picket Gordon Brown’s constituency office, 1-3pm, 318-324 High Street, tel: 07826 517648, email: akmailie@yahoo.ie, katherine.a.mcmahon@gmail.com
• HARINGEY, NORTH LONDON 5pm-6pm, Wood Green Library, High Rd, N22, rally called by Haringey TUC and the Sustainable Haringey network
• LEEDS petitioning and Leafleting at 5pm outside Leeds Train station in City Square
• LIVERPOOL Casa (the dockers’ pub), 29 Hope St, 7pm, RMT, dockers and Merseyside TUC meeting to set up solidarity campaign, tel: 0151 709 1786/07940 244718/07930 870934, email: j.tilley@rmt.org.uk
• MANCHESTER 5-6pm, collect funds for the dispute, meet at Piccadilly Station (on the plaza by the Greek café)
• NEWCASTLE Tyneside Campaign Against Climate Change Stall from 4pm, Haymarket Metro Station
• NOTTINGHAM 5.15pm, rally meeting by the Left Lion in Nottingham Market Square
• OXFORD 12 noon, rally, Bonn Square, called by Oxford and District TUC
• PORTSMOUTH 5.30pm, rally at The Hard
• PLYMOUTH 12.30, the Sundial, leafleting the City Centre at lunchtime, tel: Tony Staunton 07803 620390
• SHEFFIELD 1pm, rally and leafleting outside Sheffield Town Hall
• SOUTHAMPTON rally, 5.30pm, Red Funnel Ferry Terminal, Town Quay, Southampton
• WARRINGTON 7.30-9.30am, demonstration, Vestas HQ, 302 Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6XG, tel: 07724 139278
• WREXHAM public meeting, 7.30pm Barracuda Bar, Town Hill, Wrexham LL13 8NA

Thurs 13 August

• COVENTRY 7.30pm, the Squirrel, central Coventry, public meeting with Vestas worker Seb and Socialist Party councillors, Rob Windsor and Dave Nellist
• SCUNTHORPE ‘Victory to Vestas workers – Save jobs at Corus’, 7.30pm, Central Community Centre, Lindum Street (nr Scunthorpe Bus station), speakers from Vestas and Corus (Unite)


Responses

  1. Hi – will be a solidarity meeting in Wrexham on Wedbnesday, 7.30pm Barracuda Bar, Town Hill, Wrexham Town Centre. Not much I know but hopefully can raise a few quid and get a few more people involved.

    Thought I’d let you know.

    Thanks

    • Are you kidding? It’s great! Will add it to all our lists.

  2. Great, thanks. Brilliant blog btw, been my first port of call for the past few weeks

  3. Meeting in Coventry with Vestas worker Seb and Coventry Socialist Party councillors, Rob Windsor and Dave Nellist on Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm at the Squirrel, central Coventry – please add to your various lists.

    Clive

  4. Cardiff Meeting on Wednesday with Vestas worker + Marianne Owens, Vice-Chair PCS Wales, Wayne Thomas, President of NUM Wales (tbc), Climate Camp Cymru speaker (tbc) & Adam Johannes, Cardiff Campaign against Climate Change
    7.30 pm, Riverside Community Centre, Brunel St (off Ninian Park Road), Cardiff

  5. Don’t forget the island too. Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor, Freshwater Cowes, Newport. A tour round 45 mins in each High Street and finish up at the Vestas site?

    • Thanks, can you email more details to savevestas@gmail.com? Or leave them here?

  6. Southampton Rally
    5.30 Wednesday 12th Aug, Red Funnel Ferry Terminal, Town Quay, Southampton.

    • Thanks, I’ll add this to our lists. Is there a contact tel or email for this? Vickim


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