Vestas Occupation for Green Jobs

You have probably seen the news coverage of the campaign against the closure of the Vestas wind-turbine factory in the Isle of Wight. UNITE nationally has urged the government to “match its green rhetoric with action to support green jobs”. Locally, your reps have already collected and sent money to the campaign, as well as taking part in meetings and demonstrations.
Vestas workers have occupied the plant in an attempt to prevent closure. Their campaign has an impressive web site which includes how you can support the campaign, including making online donations:
http://savevestas.wordpress.com/

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Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED but members have voted by 92% to reject a company offer and renewed campaign plans are being made.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

Further information is available here including events, pickets, a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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