Workers are occupying a packaging plant in Bootle near Liverpool after bosses locked out employees in the midst of a battle over redundancies.
The Vita Cortex factory in Cork closed on 16th December and the workers refused to leave without the €1.2 million compensation promised in September when Vita Cortex management announced plans to move
Emerald Suite, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1GN
Public meeting for Barnet residents and workers, launching the campaign against cuts and privatisation in the borough. Don't cut our services! Don't privatise our services! No to easyCouncil!
7-9pm, Emerald Suite, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, N11 1GN. More details: http://www.barnettuc.org.uk
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn tube
A Public Meeting on Monday 7th September, in Conway Hall at 7.00pm. Speakers will include:
John McDonnell MP (Labour, Hayes and Harlington)
Bob Crow (General Secretary of the RMT - National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers)
Tony Juniper (ex Director, Friends of the Earth, Green Party candidate)
Ian Terry (worker from the Vestas wind turbine factory)
Phil Thornhill (Campaign against Climate Change)
Don't miss this important meeting on the UK's future direction in the era of Climate Emergency - are we moving full steam ahead towards Green Jobs and the Green Energy Revolution at a speed that we can and should?
This meeting also comes as part of the build up to the next "Save Vestas" National Day of Action on Thursday 17th September.
Assemble Church Litten park, Newport (between library and Morrison's), march to County Hall
Assemble St Thomas's Square, Newport
Sandown, Isle of Wight
Wilkins Old Refectory, University College London, Gower St. (nr. Euston station)
A gathering of activists to organise and develop Workers' Climate Action, the anti-capitalist, class-struggle ecological campaign which has played a prominent role in the Vestas dispute.
Building a class-struggle environmental movement after the experience of Vestas
11am-6pm, Saturday 10 October @ Wilkins Old Refectory, University College London, Gower St. (nr. Euston station)
11am-4pm, Sunday 11 October @ East London (venue TBA)
Facebook group: "Workers' Climate Action"
Facebook event for conference: "Workers' Climate Action conference"
The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BH
A meeting on the eve of Climate Camp 2009. The occupation and pickets by the Vestas wind turbine blade workers, against the closure of their factories on the Isle of Wight, have been at the centre both for the fight for jobs and the fight for a sustainable future. What are the lessons of this spectacular struggle? How can we take the campaign forward? Speakers include Mark Smith (Vestas occupier). Click here for map.
DECC, Whitehall Place, London
Called by Campaign Against Climate Change