The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group (TUCG), which comprises eight trade unions representing half a million members, today sent its full solidarity to Vestas workers occupying their factory on the Isle of Wight.
John McDonnell MP, TUCG Convenor, said:
“These workers are at the forefront of the struggle to save their jobs and our planet. The TUCG stands shoulder-to-shoulder with this occupation and calls for full support and solidarity with this vitally important campaign.”
Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary, said:
“We know from workplace reports that this company is aggressively anti-union and the TUCG salutes the courage of those who have taken the brave decision to occupy the factory. They deserve the full support of the whole trade union movement.
“There’s a simple solution to this dispute. The government should nationalise the factory, protect the jobs and show that they are walking the talk when it come to green and renewable energy.”
Chris Baugh, PCS Assistant General Secretary, said:
“PCS fully supports the workers at Vestas who are fighting to save their jobs. We call on the government to intervene to save the plant in the interests of the Vestas workers, the regional economy on the Isle of Wight, the future of the renewables industry in the UK and to show that it is serious about meeting the UK’s climate change commitments.”
The TUCG member unions are: BFAWU, FBU, NAPO, NUJ, PCS, POA, RMT, and URTU