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Save Vestas

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Dear Friend,

Again, could you circulate this as widely as possible, especially to people in London and on the South Coast. Apologies for cross posting.

If you possibly can, please join a rally to save the Vestas wind turbine plant, this Saturday 11 July 2009, 12 noon, St James Square, Newport, Isle of Wight (outside Millets)



Save Vestas, save jobs, save the planet

The Island, as we know, hangs in a fragile balance, and with the closure of the Vestas wind turbine plant in Newport we will take another step closer to the edge. For as yet another company succumbs to the recession, 600 workers are soon to find themselves unemployed.

What they need is the support they deserve:

SUPPORT THE WORKERS: Help stop the Island’s rising unemployment rate and let these workers and others keep their jobs.

SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES: Help the workers provide for those who still depend on Vestas.

SUPPORT THE ECONOMY: Help keep one of the Island’s largest employers and prevent the effect it would have on smaller businesses through its closure.

SUPPORT THE ENVIRONMENT: Vestas provides a clean ‘green’ energy source. Don’t deny the world Vestas’ climate saving product.

It may seem small, but your support is greatly needed. This would not just aid us locally, but on a global scale.


Message from a Vestas worker:

“As a wind turbine manufacturer I was confident as the recession took hold that green or renewable energy would be the area where many jobs could be created not lost. So I was, along with many others, horrified to find out that our jobs were moving to America. Over 600 jobs from the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth were going to be added to the already poor state of island unemployment.

“This has and will continue to send shockwaves of uncertainty through countless families—many of which are being forced to relocate away from the island. I find this hard to stomach as the government are getting away with claiming they are investing heavily in these types of industry.

“I think it’s about time they stopped bailing out greedy bankers and started doing what they claim to be doing. The people of Vestas matter and the people of the island matter but equally importantly the people of this planet matter.

“I for one will not be brushed under the carpet by a government who is claiming to help us.

“Please show your support for Vestas workers as we try to take our concerns all the way to Number 10.”

Email messages of support to

Thank you,

Jonathan Neale, Campaign against Climate Change,

One reply on “Save Vestas”

Its pathetic that the goverment has not been able to push through the wind farm developmnent we need to counter climate change. The UK has the best wind resource in Europe and we’ve blown it with the loss of 600 jobs.

You have my support in whatever you can do to stop wind turbine builders losing their jobs. The planet needs them a lot more than bankers.

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