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Campaign: Save “Solar Systems”

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on September 29th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar

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Image: Solar Systems

The company Solar Systems has gone into administration making 100 workers redundant. This has put the construction of the first large scale solar power plant in Australia in doubt. It was to have been a 420 million project that would have created 1000 jobs in construction and powered 45000 homes. State and federal governments had already promised 125 million to the project, but so far released less than 3 million of that money.

We are asking that the federal government immediately intervenes to guarantee (i) that the Solar Systems factory in Abbotsford remains open, (ii) that the redundant workers are reinstated and, (iii) that a large scale solar power plant is built in Mildura.

We are asking you or your organisation to:

1 Support the sign-on statement
2 Endorse the Save Solar Systems rally, 2pm Sun 11 Oct
3 Publicise the rally.
4 Come to the rally, bring banners, union flags or placards.
5 Let us know if you can provide photocopying or other resources for the campaign.
6 Come to organising meetings, Sun’s 1pm

Endorsements of the sign-on statement and the rally (or to be added to our email list): savesolarsystems@gmail.com
Facebook: ‘save solar systems kevin!’

Source: Climate Action Calendar