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Vestas: Winds of change

9 years ago31 views

In August Wind turbine manufacturers Vestas, confirmed it will cease production at the company's site on the Isle of Wight. Up to 600 employees will lose their jobs and closure will have a devastating impact on the lives of people on the Isle of Wight. Refusing to accept their fate, a number of Vestas’ workers decided to occupy the factory in opposition to the closure. Yet unlike many worker’s facing redundancy Vestas’ workers believed they had ‘green credentials’ and were supported by climate activists under the banner: ‘Save Vestas, Save Jobs, Save the Planet.’ WORLDbytes visited the occupation during the first 24 hours to investigate.

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