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“Wind turbine worker strike offers important lesson about solidarity”

2009

Bryan Farrell on the Waging Nonviolence blog

In an effort to prevent the loss of 600 jobs, 25 or so workers are staging a sit-in at the Vestas wind turbine manufacturing plant on the Isle of Wight—off the south coast of the English mainland. Thanks to several good strategies on their part, the most important of which has been complete openness and interaction with the media, the protesters have received a lot of favorable press coverage. For instance, the BBC ran a story about life “on the inside,” in which they asked protesters about how they keep their morale up, what they’re doing for food and where they sleep. Vestas on the other hand, has been remarkably silent—much to its own detriment—as the Financial Times of London noted.

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