Remploy workers strike in protest at ‘hard-hearted’ government throwing them onto the dole
Remploy workers faced with the dole queue are set to strike today (Thursday, 19 July) in protest at the actions of “a hard-hearted government hell bent on throwing them onto the dole queue”.
Workers at the 54 factories – 27 of which face the axe – will carry on the fight to save their jobs with a 24-hour strike, spurred on by more than 7,500 individual messages of support. Each factory will receive a giant card with a selection of messages by tomorrow.
Last week, the government announced that the 27 factories will close by the end of the year throwing about 1,700 disabled workers out-of-work. A further nine factories face an uncertain future. The remaining 18 sites are due to close or be sold-off next year.
July 19, 2012