A lovely big Vestas campaign poster with the workers’ demands to download and use wherever you can! (Thanks to James Beecher.)
We keep fighting for:
1. Reinstatement & Redundancy for the 11 sacked workers who occupied the factory in an attempt to save it (together owed £45,000), and improved Redundancy for all 600 workers.
The Rail, Maritime & Transport Union (RMT) is collecting for a Redundancy / Hardship Fund.
2. Re-open the factory – under Worker Contol, through Nationalisation if necessary, buyout by a consortium if not.
Leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas MEP has put forward a proposal to IOW Council that it turns the factory over to a Workers’ Coop under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007.
3. A decent Energy Strategy from both national Government and Isle Of Wight council, including policy commitments to ensure that the UK/IOW installs significant Renewable Energy generating plant, and that production of equipment for this is UK/IOW-based.