Vestas Staff Occupy Newport Offices: Breaking News: Update 2 (podcast)

Big development on the Vestas redundancies, as the workers take over the building.

We’ve just been informed that 20-30 Vestas staff have taken over the offices in the Newport Factory this evening and are staging a peaceful protest at the forthcoming job losses.

Exclusive: Vestas Staff Occupy Newport Offices: Breaking News: UPDATE 1We spoke exclusively to a member of Vestas staff who informed us that the staff “feel that they have been treated like rubbish.”

He told VentnorBlog that the redundancy pay deal has been held up to the last minute and the concerned staff were very worried about their livelihoods.



About an hour ago, staff took over the offices at the St Cross site in Newport. Police are said to be outside the premises.

Our source told us that the staff “just wanted to be treated like human beings.”

UPDATE 1
Here’s an interview we’ve done with one of the workers occupying the Vestas building



We’ll bring you more news as we get it.

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Monday, 20th July, 2009 9:17pm

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12 Comments on "Vestas Staff Occupy Newport Offices: Breaking News: Update 2 (podcast)"

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Jamie Saunders

Well done lads! Your not standing alone, the support will be there soon! Be strong and thankyou all.

Darren

No photos from me tonight… Swine Flu seems to have taken its toll.

Good to see that they are standing up for themselves!

SugarLips

Power to the People.

Go Vestas staff, keep on fighting.

Michael G

Go lads – fight for your jobs and don’t let them walk all over you.

jo

Fantastic! Way to go, best of luck. Keep it up and don’t give in. The bosses need us, we don’t need the bosses!!!!
love and rage

steve

Time to stand up and be counted.
Take back what has been taken off all of us, if the plant and the jobs can be saved the island will surely feel benifit.

Jackie Hawkins

Good on all the people involved in this. You have my support and I hope that you have the support from everyone on the Island.

Chris

Superb. look forward to more updates!

SARAH

STAY IN THERE YOU HAVE ALL OUR SUPPORT OUTSIDE
JUST SHOUT IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AND WE WILL GET IT TO YOU

trevor williams

What are the government thinking of? They should save this factory, labour party “green”? Prove it! save these guys jobs now,its even making a profit!!!!

Helen Cunningham

Great coverage VB.
All best to those involved.

MALC JONES
KEEP FIGHTING – your action is an important message to everyone – everyone needs to fight for your jobs dont just roll over and accept mass losses – people need to join to help those who are taking action even if it does not effect them at the moment for it will at some point in the future – The government is all to quick to throw… Read more »