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OK, thanks for the info. I can understand that, being uncertain about the potential market, they hesitate to make heavy investments to restructure a plant with quality problems.

But then, knowing that, they should have anticipated the closing of the factory and adopted a responsible approach to restructuring (i.e. find a company willing to buy the plant / help workers to find new jobs or create their own business, retrain them and, first of all, negotiate with the trade unions...)

Seeing how despicably they behave, I doubt they tried hard...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Thu Jul 30th, 2009 at 11:52:04 AM EST
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Though i don't have any inside info on the decision-making process at Vestas UK, i can't understand their program. it doesn't fit with the Vestas way of treating employees globally.

Then again, even if the problem began with the UK managers, Vestas central should have over-ruled them. Whatever the mistakes were, they now have a nightmare problem which should have been avoided, and seems to be getting worse.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Thu Jul 30th, 2009 at 12:49:05 PM EST
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