This Thursday 17th Sept will see a Day Of Action taking place in support of the sacked Vestas workers. Meetings and rallies will be taking place all around the country. 600 jobs have been lost at the Vestas plant on the Isle Of Wight. Workers from the closed factory were at the TUC in Liverpool this week and got a great reception. The demand remains: nationalise the factory, keep the jobs.
For all the latest news on the struggle visit the support website at www.savevestas.wordpress.com
Details of the various known actions are as follows:
Thursday 17 September
- BIRMINGHAM 5-6pm, demo outside Government Office
of the West Midlands, 5 St Philips Place, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3
2PW, plus leafletting of local stations. Called by Campaign Against
Climate Change and Birmingham TUC, tel. 07846 490 408
- CARDIFF 5-6.30pm, Nye Bevan Statue, end of Queen
Street, supported by Cardiff RMT, PCS Wales, CACC, Leanne Wood AM,
Climate Camp Cymru, World Development Movement, tel. Adam 07940 108146
- CENTRAL LONDON Rally, from 12.30pm at the
Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London,
SW1A 2AW, organised by PCS activists; and another from 5.30pm also at
DECC, organised by Campaign Against Climate Change
- CENTRAL LONDON 7.30pm, public meeting ‘Jobs,
Education, Peace and Climate’, London Welsh Centre, 157 Grays Inn Road,
WC1X 8UE. Speakers include Vestas worker, Jeremy Dear, NUJ, UCU, NUT.
Organised by NUJ
- MANCHESTER 5pm, rally, Piccadilly Gardens; 8pm
till late, solidarity social, Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane,
Chorlton, M21, directions: http://tiny.cc/chorltonirishclub, organised
by Manchester Green Party
- NEWCASTLE Assemble 4.30pm, Newcastle Civic Centre
for march through the city centre and rally outside the regional
government offices, Gallowgate, tel. Ed 07740 099479
- NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT March to County Hall.
Assemble 12.30pm, Church Litten Park, Newport. 8pm, workers and
supporters will meet for a drink in the Chicago Rock Cafe, Newport
- ROTHERHAM 7pm, solidarity with Vestas Workers
public meeting, Unity Centre, St Leonard’s Road. Speaker from Vestas,
plus Corus worker and striker from Tower Hamlets College UCU
- SOUTHAMPTON Rally 12 noon, outside Civic Centre;
5pm, demonstration at the Vestas Southampton factory, Hazel Rd,
Woolston; 7pm, open meeting in the Dockers Club, Brunswick Square.
Supported by RMT.
- WARRINGTON Protest at Vestas Warrington HQ, 302 Bridgewater Place Warrington, WA3 6XG, 7.30-9am