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Wow. Talk about a class act:

Vestas in court today to end factory sit-in | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Last night, Vestas sacked 11 employees it has identified as participating in the "sit-in", a move that will prevent them from receiving compensation for their redundancy.

The workers were informed in letters inside food parcels delivered to them by the company.

"Underneath each slice of pizza we had a letter saying we had been sacked and we're not receiving any money," said Michael Godley, 26, speaking from inside the plant on his mobile phone.

"Everyone's gutted - there's some people in here who have lost a lot of money. But it hasn't deterred us in any way - we're still as determined as ever and we're going to carry on fighting."

The letter from a representative of Vestas had yesterday's date scribbled in pen, and stated: "As a result of your participation in the industrial action and refusal to give up that action, you leave this company with no choice other than to terminate your contract of employment with immediate effect."

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Wed Jul 29th, 2009 at 03:01:41 AM EST


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