Vestas: one year on

Submitted by Matthew on 24 June, 2010 - 8:13

12 months ago, following a campaign by members of Workers’ Liberty and Workers’ Climate Action, workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight occupied the plant against closure. The campaign became a focus for the left and the environmental movement, and showed how a working-class struggle for decent jobs could be combined with a perspective for environmentally-sustainable and socially-useful production.

Former Vestas workers and their supporters on the island and elsewhere are still campaigning for jobs and justice. An AWL pamphlet telling the story of the dispute is available to buy at ÂŁ3.50 from

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