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.
We 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.”
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.