Posted on March 31, 2010 by cacctu
At the Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union group meeting last weekend, supporters of the group voted to support the British Airways strikers who were taking part in their second strike. A message of support was sent to the picket lines at Heathrow, together with a cheque towards the hardship fund.
Despite some in the environmental movement who believe that workers in carbon intensive industries are part of the problem, we believe that there needs to be a Just Transition towards a zero-carbon economy. To do this successfully will require a strong Trade Union movement, and a victory for the BA workers would be a victory for the whole movement.
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Posted on July 20, 2009 by cacctu
Demonstration to save Vestas Wind Turbine factory called by The Campaign Against Climate Change
Wednesday 22nd July , 6.00 pm
Outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change, No 3 Whitehall Place(off Whitehall, Charing Cross tube)
Just when we need a huge expansion in renewable energy they are closing down the only wind turbine factory in the UK. The government has spent billions bailing out the banks, and £2.3 billion in loan guarantees to support the UK car industry – they can and should step in to save the infrastructure we are really going to need to save us from climate catastrophe. Gordon Brown has promised to create 40,000 Green Jobs in the next 5 years.
The first step towards this would be saving the 600 jobs at Vestas that are under threat.
www.campaigncc.org or (0)207 833 9311 for more information.
PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION on the Isle of Wight
Come to St Thomas Square in Newport at 5:30pm on Friday 24th July where we will be making a very public display of how we feel about the Vestas closures!
MEETING Wednesday 22nd July, 6.30-8.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Quay Street, Newport
We are setting up a campaign for Vestas workers’ families and Isle of Wight residents to show their support for keeping jobs at Vestas. The families and communities campaign will be very important in keeping spirits up through this stressful time. For more details call 07775 763750.
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