Posted by: vickim57 | 7 September 2009

Big ‘green jobs’ London meeting tonight, including Vestas worker

“Green Jobs and the Green Energy Revolution: is the government doing enough?”
Public meeting, 7pm, Monday 7th September, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn tube

Speakers include:
Ian Terry (worker from the Vestas wind turbine factory)
John McDonnell MP (Labour, Hayes and Harlington)
Bob Crow (General Secretary of the RMT – National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers)
Tony Juniper (ex Director, Friends of the Earth, Green Party candidate)
Phil Thornhill (Campaign against Climate Change)

Don’t miss this important meeting on the UK’s future direction in the era of Climate Emergency – are we moving full steam ahead towards Green Jobs and the Green Energy Revolution at a speed that we can and should?

This meeting also comes as part of the build up to the next “Save Vestas” National Day of Action on Thursday 17th September. Jonathan Neale from the CCC Trade Union group explains further and gives some advice on how to build for the day here.


Responses

  1. I had the following resolution accepted at my branch of UNITE on the Isle of Wight to my National Executive.A national officer of the union was present at the branch and took it with him , he is meeting Miliband on Tuesdasy8th Sept.
    Thisbranchcalls on the Executive Councilof UNITEto supportthe Vesras workers in their struggle against redundancies and the closure of the factory on the isle of wight.
    furthermore, we call on the Executive Council to support the day of action on the 17th of September, bycirculating all UNITE branches,and asking all members to show their support in the way they deem most appropriate. Also by members sending delegates to the demonstration in Newport Isle of wight on the day of action.
    This branchurges the Executive Council to do everything in its power to support and assist the Vestas workers in :

    Securing either public ownership or alternative ownership of the Vestas factory, for use the renewable energy industry;

    Securing the re-instatement of the victimised Vestas workers, sacked for occupying the factoey, so they will be entitled to redundancy payments.

    Achieving better redundancy packages for all Vestas workers fom this immensly profitable company.


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