See press release below but here is the more personal story:
Today, as part of the national Vestas day of action, 10 of us went and did an action at the South East England Development Agency offices in Guildford. SEEDA is the body which owns the land at East Cowes, which recently gave Vestas £3 million (in addition to £3 million from DECC) and which has bought up land on the Isle of Wight supposedly to encourage the development of sustainable industry!
We made some very pretty placards saying “Vestas out, workers in”, “Sack the bosses not the workers” and “Green jobs now”, and a banner saying “Nationalise now under workers’ control – link the struggles – support Vestas workers”.
We got there and basically due to a fluke of bad luck only one of us, me, got in, so the others had to protest outside. Basically while they did a photo op and talked to the local press who turned up, I ‘occupied’ inside for about an hour, causing a bit of a stir. Some fairly senior seeming managers came down and looked worried and quite a lot of workers came to see what was happening and took leaflets, so all in all a qualified success.