Vestas Workers Fight on Following Failed Eviction Attempt

29 July 2009 (Last Updated July 29th, 2009 18:30)

Workers at a Vestas and wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight in England vowed to continue their protest for another week today after a legal attempt to evict them quickly failed. For just over a week, about 20 workers have occupied the Vestas Wind Systems plant near Newport, which

Workers at a Vestas and wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight in England vowed to continue their protest for another week today after a legal attempt to evict them quickly failed.

For just over a week, about 20 workers have occupied the Vestas Wind Systems plant near Newport, which is due to close today.

Yesterday, the Danish renewables company sought a possession order at Newport county court in an attempt to remove the workers from the factory, where 625 staff have been warned that they will lose their jobs.

But the hearing has been adjourned until next Tuesday because according to the Judge papers had not been properly served on individuals occupying the factory.

Vestas has been criticised for the way it informed the protesting workers that they had been sacked. According to local reports, the termination letters were delivered to the factory beneath slices of pizza.