Employment and Skills

Minister make announcement on future of Remploy factories

Minister make announcement on future of Remploy factories

Ministers yesterday have confirmed the fate of 27 of the UK Remploy factories.

In a parliamentary session yesterday Minister for Disabled people Maria Miller confirmed that 27 of the 54 Remploy factories will close.  It is estimated that 1,400 disabled people will lose their jobs.  Ms Miller further outlined that the Government was in discussions with bidders over nine other factories and a review had started into the future of the last 18 factories.

Previously comment on the future of the Remploy factories Shadow work and pensions minister Liam Byrne said “It beggers belief that this government has chosen the height of recession to sack more than a thousand disabled workers.  These factories are in parts of the country where up to 17 people are chasing every job”

1 Comment

  1. give em a living wage in their benefits then !!!!!!

    which are staying open would be information welcomed……..

    or have you phase two and three in mind again !!

    UP the workers ive said many a time but ive tried and cant earn out of other peoples pockets that have notyhing in them

    and i am only low rate dis and upto setting up my own bus or taking up a partially walking job

    where are the JOBS talked about
    for those on JSA and WTCselfemploy


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