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– PM invited to meet Remploy staff

PM invited to meet soon to be redundant Remploy staff

Ann Clwyd, Labour MP for Cynon Valley, has invited the Prime Minister David Cameron to engage with the Remploy employees in her constituency who will face voluntary redundancy.  Ms. Clwyd addressed the PM in House of Commons last week asking:

“There are 51 disabled workers at the Remploy factory in Aberdare in my constituency, and they have all been offered voluntary
redundancy. They take pride in the product they make. Two years ago, the current Deputy Prime Minister pledged his support to the Remploy workers. What will the Prime Minister do?”

The Prime Minister responded:

“My understanding is that we inherited a plan that was actually phasing out support for the Remploy workers. That is actually what we inherited.  I will get back to the right hon. Lady if that is not correct, but we will do everything we can to try to support and help into work people who are disabled. That is exactly what the new benefits system and the new Work programme will be all about.”

Remploy had been tasked by the coalition government to increase the number disabled people in employment yet just last month Remploy announced that it may have to scale down 1, 500 jobs.  Further to her comments in the Chamber, Ms. Clwyd has written to Mr. Cameron requesting he takes a first-hand look at the situation in Cynon Valley.  However, to date the MP has received no response from Number 10.

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Kuki Taylor

1 Comment

  1. I am an ex employee of Remploy, my job role was DDA Advisor and Access Auditor from 2004 – 2007, when I was dismissed on medical grounds, because I was involved in a car accident.

    Part of the Remploy modernisation plan in 2008 my job role was dissolved, and then taken over by someone else within the Remploy setup.

    Since my dismissal I have not found alternative employment…
    I have applied for various jobs, apparently I don’t meet any of there criteria or I am too highly skilled due to my knowledge of the DDA.
    I am also reading between the lines employers are too frightened to employ me.

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