The Vestas workers' struggle




For a full list of all stories on this website about Vestas, click here. Key articles below:

What you can do - practical solidarity

The story so far - timeline 28 April to 18 August

Why wind turbine production should be publicly owned - Government minister Joan Ruddock challenged face-to-face on her "principles"

Key articles on the factory occupation that brought the issues of renewable energy and of jobs together, and both centre-stage.

Trade Unions: 

Issues and Campaigns: 

"Green Jobs and the Green Energy Revolution: is the government doing enough?" - CACC meeting


7 September, 2009 - 20:00


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.

Vestas solidarity leafleting at Wembley Park Tube station


29 August, 2009 - 12:00


Wembley Park Tube station, London


Warrington Wolves, who are sponsored by Vestas and play in strip with a Vestas logo, are in the Rugby League Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday 29th. Vestas workers' supporters will be there urging Warrington fans to demand the team get another sponsor.