Save Vestas Wind Turbine Plant

Below is the message of support from RMT London Transport Regional Council to the 'Save Vestas' campaign. You can keep up-to-date with the campaign by clicking here.

I am writing to give my full support to the campaign to save the Vestas wind turbine plant on the Isle of Wight.

Prine Minister Gordon Brown has stated that we need 'green jobs' both to tackle the recession and to save the environment. If he does not act to save Vestas, his words will be shown to be meaningless and hypocritical. The government should bring Vestas into public ownership, and run it democratically in the interests of working-class people and the future of our world.

Like yourselves, RMT members work in an industry that is essential to environmental protection - in our case, the public transport system that enables people to travel while causing a fraction of the pollution caused by private transport.

I understand that RMT branches and our Regional Council in the Isle of Wight and Wessex region are already active in supporting your fight. If there is anything we can do to help here in London, please let us know.

Yours in solidarity

Janine Booth
RMT London Transport Regional Council