Support letter

13 10 2009

Hi, the Save Solar Systems campaign is asking for your support. 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.

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 and here.
2 Endorse the third Save Solar Systems rally, 5.30 pm Friday October 30, Parliament House, Bourke St City (we will deliver sign-on statement with signatories)
3 Publicise the rally, by forwarding this email, place the attached poster on your website.
4 Come to the rally, bring banners, union flags or placards.
5 Let us know if you can provide photocopying, a donation, or other resources for the campaign (for unions, can your union place any practical work bans to stop equipment being moved out of the factory in Abbotsford?)
6 Come to organising meetings, every Sunday 1pm, at the Terminus Hotel, 605 Victoria St Abbotsford.

Send all endorsements of the sign-on statement and the rally to savesolarsystems@gmail.com – if you wish to be added to our email list, send a request with “please add me to you email list” to the same email address.

For those of you on facebook, check out our group ‘save solar systems kevin!’ & our event ‘save solar systems rally’.

You can see an interview with one of the ex-solar systems employees here.

Regards
Chris Breen
on behalf of the Save Solar Systems campaign

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